Elena (given name)

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Gender Female
Other names
Related names Helen, Helene, Helena

Elena is a popular female first name in Greek, Italian, Slavic, Baltic, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. It originates in the ancient Greek name Helen/Helene. The variation "Elena" dates back to the 12th century.[1]

Other common variants are Alena (German, Czech, Russian, Belarusian, Bosnian); Alenka (Slovenian); Alyona (Russian); Elene (Georgian); Helen (English); Hélène (French); Helena; Eliana (Portuguese); Eline (Dutch, Norwegian, Sranan Tongo); Elena (Romanian, Italian, Spanish); Ilona (Hungarian, Finnish, Latvian); Olena (Ukrainian); and Elena/Yelena (Russian, Serbian).[2] Also the name of the Hispanic inspired Elena of Avalor, subject of Disney’s new TV series titled Elena of Avalor.

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  1. ^ The Treasury of North American Baby Names by Gill Davies, p. 88, ISBN 1903025125
  2. ^ Behind the Name