Alena

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
117
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alena

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  • According to a user from Massachusetts, United States, the name Alena is of Greek origin and means "Ray of light".
  • A submission from India says the name Alena means "Ray of light" and is of Unknown origin.

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Notable Persons Named Alena

Alena was born on November 12th, 1992 in Tyumen.

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Alena was born Alena Šeredová on March 21st, 1978 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Alena is also known as Seredova and Alena.

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Alena was born on November 23rd, 1990 in Saint Petersburg.

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Alena was born on March 7th, 1981 in Canada.

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Alena Vinnitskaya is an alternative rock and pop rock musician. Her career lasted from 1993 to 1999. Alena was given the name Olha Viktorivna Vinnytska on December 27th, 1974 in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

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Alena was born on August 20th, 1989 in Germany.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alena

Saint Alena was a saint. She holds the title Saint & Martyr. She passed away in 640.

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Carles Aleñá is an athlete for the FC Barcelona Juvenil A.

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How popular is the baby name Alena in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 7 7 0
1896 8 8 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 7 7 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 9 9 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 14 14 0
1914 13 13 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 22 22 0
1917 16 16 0
1918 20 20 0
1919 13 13 0
1920 25 25 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 24 24 0
1923 9 9 0
1924 20 20 0
1925 21 21 0
1926 16 16 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 21 21 0
1929 12 12 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 9 9 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 9 9 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 15 15 0
1939 12 12 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 8 8 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 11 11 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 17 17 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 12 12 0
1952 9 9 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 15 15 0
1955 28 28 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 30 30 0
1958 22 22 0
1959 30 30 0
1960 28 28 0
1961 24 24 0
1962 32 32 0
1963 54 54 0
1964 53 53 0
1965 43 43 0
1966 48 48 0
1967 57 57 0
1968 39 39 0
1969 68 68 0
1970 68 68 0
1971 61 61 0
1972 72 72 0
1973 73 73 0
1974 88 88 0
1975 75 75 0
1976 95 95 0
1977 101 101 0
1978 112 112 0
1979 124 124 0
1980 151 151 0
1981 139 139 0
1982 133 133 0
1983 115 115 0
1984 91 91 0
1985 162 162 0
1986 120 120 0
1987 119 119 0
1988 118 118 0
1989 158 158 0
1990 157 157 0
1991 141 141 0
1992 172 172 0
1993 186 186 0
1994 205 205 0
1995 246 246 0
1996 258 258 0
1997 260 260 0
1998 280 280 0
1999 290 290 0
2000 321 321 0
2001 346 346 0
2002 333 333 0
2003 400 400 0
2004 406 406 0
2005 401 401 0
2006 431 431 0
2007 432 432 0
2008 444 444 0
2009 401 401 0
2010 383 383 0
2011 368 368 0
2012 374 374 0
2013 374 374 0
2014 464 464 0
2015 497 497 0
2016 470 470 0
2017 462 462 0

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Popularity of Alena as a first name

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Popularity of Alena as a last name

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Common last names for Alena

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alena U.S.
  White 79.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alena

People with the last name Alena are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alena

  • How Popular is the name Alena? Alena is the 2,170th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alena was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,946 babies born with the first name Alena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alena to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alena is Wednesday, July 17th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Alena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alena was in 2015 with a total of 497 babies.
  • Random Alena Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alena is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Alena: Your name in reverse order is Anela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leana. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Alena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alena? Alena is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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