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Elena

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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 27 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Light, Sun Ray, Shining

Pronunciation: eh-LAY-nuh, /əˈleɪnə/, EH L AH N AA

Popularity Rank: #62

On this page:

  • 1. Elena Meaning
  • 2. Elena Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Elena
  • 4. Translations of Elena
  • 5. Elena Name Popularity
  • 6. Elena popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Elena
  • 8. Latest News about Elena
  • 9. Nicknames for Elena
  • 10. Elena Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Elena

Elena Meaning

Elena is a Greek name meaning 'bright, shining light'. It is a variation of the name Helen, which was popular in ancient Greece. Elena is a popular name in many cultures and is associated with beauty and grace.

Elena also means "Light, Sun Ray, Shining, Form of Eleanor, Variant of Helen, Feminine of Alexander, Defender of Mankind, Sun, The Bright One, Excellent, Bright, shining light".

Elena is commonly found in Italy, Russia, Spain, and 96 more countries.

Elena Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: eh-LAY-nuh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /əˈleɪnə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: EH L AH N AA

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Elena

Elena Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Elena is recorded 406,589 times globally, ranking it as the 62th most common name worldwide.

Elena is most prevalent in Italy, with 175,793 occurrences, making it the 30th most popular name in the country.

In Italy, the name Elena is found among 1 in every 7 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Elena Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
Italy#301 : 7
Russia#301 : 8
Spain#301 : 14
United States of America#2771 : 91
Mexico#1391 : 55
Colombia#2311 : 105
Peru#1041 : 91
Chile#1541 : 81
France#5711 : 239
Germany#2241 : 75
Israel#921 : 76
Bolivia#1201 : 87
United Kingdom#4421 : 140
Kazakhstan#1231 : 57
Palestine#991 : 121
Argentina#1801 : 80
Uruguay#1401 : 52
Greece#191 : 40
Costa Rica#1211 : 70
Bulgaria#111 : 25
Canada#2911 : 190
Belgium#3671 : 175
Switzerland#1461 : 118
Guatemala#1611 : 144
Panama#1301 : 141
Cyprus#41 : 17
Turkey#1,4381 : 777
Netherlands#7211 : 313
Austria#2001 : 109
Iran#4521 : 201
Brazil#1,2111 : 1,012
Finland#3141 : 154
Czechia#2291 : 105
United Arab Emirates#1,1571 : 1,451
Moldova#21 : 12
Ireland#4211 : 163
Croatia#2241 : 67
Lithuania#1001 : 36
Saudi Arabia#5,4891 : 5,951
Portugal#4431 : 321
Malaysia#2,9811 : 4,751
Singapore#9301 : 1,416
China#2351 : 367
Sweden#3831 : 249
Egypt#6,5761 : 6,217
Philippines#3351 : 665
Ecuador#1761 : 184
Poland#4431 : 237
Algeria#3,3451 : 4,210
Hong Kong#9741 : 1,373
Albania#3231 : 215
Kuwait#1,4331 : 2,135
Denmark#3091 : 299
South Africa#5,0761 : 8,345
Norway#3121 : 290
Lebanon#9001 : 729
Estonia#331 : 47
Morocco#3,9451 : 4,004
Qatar#1,4811 : 2,272
Japan#3361 : 503
Nigeria#4,2181 : 6,479
Iraq#7,2391 : 7,281
Syrian Arab Republic#3,7691 : 3,150
Oman#3,4581 : 4,189
Serbia#1851 : 153
Luxembourg#2231 : 269
Malta#1851 : 217
Tunisia#4,4671 : 5,498
Bahrain#1,6541 : 2,826
Macao#5411 : 1,130
Mauritius#1,0201 : 1,259
Slovenia#5311 : 340
Jordan#3,2431 : 3,894
Taiwan#8891 : 2,925
Hungary#4871 : 618
Puerto Rico#3021 : 384
Georgia#2091 : 239
Libya#8,5111 : 17,504
Cameroon#5,5751 : 15,251
Angola#1,5121 : 9,148
Turkmenistan#821 : 223
Brunei Darussalam#1,0601 : 3,451
India#18,0751 : 39,719

List of countries the name Elena is rarely found

Elena popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Elena from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Elena

📰 Latest News about Elena

Stay updated with the most recent news about Elena. Read on to catch up with Elena's latest headlines

Last Updated: June 27, 2024 11:37 PM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Rosetta Chef Elena Reygadas Reaches Michelin Stardom In Mexico City - Forbes
    Source: Forbes | Published on: June 26, 2024
  • Elena Rybakina, Marketa Vondrousova can shut down the skeptics at Wimbledon—again - Tennis Magazine
    Source: Tennis Magazine | Published on: June 26, 2024
  • See Elena Dubaich’s Reaction to Joe and Bri’s Bombshell Hookup: “You Don’t Give a F-ck” - Bravo
    Source: Bravo | Published on: June 26, 2024
  • 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 9: Elena Dubaich teases 'so much' love triangle drama to come - Yahoo News Canada
    Source: Yahoo News Canada | Published on: June 25, 2024
  • Jelena Ostapenko Wins Eastbourne Opener, Elena Rybakina Withdraws - NDTV Sports
    Source: NDTV Sports | Published on: June 25, 2024
  • Elena Dubaich Blocked Bri Muller on Instagram - Yahoo Entertainment
    Source: Yahoo Entertainment | Published on: June 25, 2024
  • Elena Rybakina withdraws from Eastbourne due to "change in schedule" - Tennis Magazine
    Source: Tennis Magazine | Published on: June 25, 2024
  • 'Overwhelming' donations for Elena Court fire victims spilling over into planned yard sale - CBC.ca
    Source: CBC.ca | Published on: June 24, 2024
  • Elena Dubaich Reveals What Happened with Chef Dave White After Season 7 - Yahoo Entertainment
    Source: Yahoo Entertainment | Published on: June 23, 2024
  • Rupert Murdoch marries Elena Zhukova in vineyard wedding - CNN
    Source: CNN | Published on: June 03, 2024

Nicknames for Elena

Ellie, Lainey, Lena, Elara, Elly, Elie, Ela, Nena, Leni, Eleni

Elena Name Poster

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