Origin: Greek

Meaning: “shining light”

Best Nicknames:
Ella, Elle, Ellie, Lena, Leni, Lenie, Lenni, Lennie

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Elana, Eleena, Eleni, Elina, Ellena, Ellyna

Elena TV and Movie Quotes:
“Elena, you’ve been through so much…”
The Vampire Diaries: Bloodlines (2010)
“Oh yeah. Elena and I had a blast!”
The Vampire Diaries: Unpleasantville (2010)
“Elena… My family is my life.” The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Famous people named Elena or its variations

1. Ellie Goulding (b. 1986), English singer-songwriter.
born Elena Jane Goulding
2. Elena Gheorghe (b. 1985), Romanian singer
3. Elena Băsescu a.k.a. “EBA” (b. 1980), Romanian model, politician

Elena Middle Names
Elena Gracia
Elena Melissa
Elena Rose
Elena Stefania
Elena Yvonne

Leave a comment below.

  1. Ellena says:

    My name is Ellena, so its pretty close to Elena, and my friends call me Lennie! :)

  2. Betrayed says:

    I have a 2 year old step daughter that I just found out about her mom was a close family member and she picked Elena because my grand daughter is named elliana. I know she did this with the intention of hurting our family especially when my husband didn’t leave us for her. She is married to my husbands cousin and 3 daughters with him and was black mailing my husband for money til we went for child support she thought he would never tell me she is a sweet little girl with no fault in any of this and we are fighting for custody she wanted the money but didn’t want to let us be a part of her life she abandon her in mexico for a year then filed for the child support and had to go get her for paternity test.she only left baby there and brought her 3 older kids back. We want a different nick name for her but cute and unique any ideas

  3. Elena says:

    I’m called Elena and and I like to be called nena

  4. Elena says:

    My friends called me Ellie or Ells and I think it’s cute

  5. Elena says:

    Well my name is Elena and I really love it😍

  6. Elena says:

    Hey guys. My name is Elena Toran. And the name Elena is a beautiful name. But most people can´t pronounce it, so they just call me Ella instead of my real name. I do love the name Ella, as most people are calling me that now. Is that so bad ?

  7. Jennifer says:

    My daughters named Elena. we have had this name for even our boys so middle ideas were either Noel or what is her middle name, Monet. Her nick names are Lena or Emie (with middle initial).

  8. Elena says:

    I go by El a lot and I think its a good nickname

  9. Elena says:

    Don’t name your kids Elena lol,that’s coming from an Elena. This name is so basic ,I hate the fact that my parents named me Elena.

  10. Zoë says:

    My daughter’s name is Elena Violet [eh-leh-na], she goes by the nickname “Lena,” or “Lena Vee.”

  11. Elena says:

    My name is Elena and I go by Lenia and I have 2 middle names Elena Teresa Marie and I personal love my name minus the fact that people have trouble pronouncing it.

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