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Pronunciation

ɛlənə

Origin

German, Spanish, Italian, Slavic

Meaning

A radiant girls' name with ancient Spanish roots, that actually means 'shining light'. Maybe this name's soft consonants and three long vowels are what make it feel so breezy and pretty. Found mainly in southern Europe, this spelling is a more global version of the much-loved Helen.

Rank in the year 2015

Elena was ranked #249 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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