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Elena

First Name
70k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
553
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Elena mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Elena

"Elena" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Form of Helen". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Italian and Spanish Elena, cognate to English Helen.

  1. A female given name.

Elena was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Elena

Elena Kagan is a judge. Elena was born on April 28th, 1960.

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Ellie Goulding is a singer and songwriter. Ellie was given the name Elena Jane Goulding on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England.

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Inna is a singer, dancer, and philanthropist. She holds the title Hot", Bop Bop", and Goodbye". She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Inna was given the name Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu on October 16th, 1986 in Mangalia, Romania.

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Elena Hight is a notable person. Elena was born on August 17th, 1989 in Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.

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Elena Ferrante is a notable somebody. Elena was born in Naples.

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Elena Delle Donne is a basketball player for the Chicago Sky in the Women's National Basketball Association. Her ongoing career started in 2013. Elena was born on September 5th, 1989 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elena

Princess Elena is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Michael I of Romania and Queen Anne of Romania on November 15th, 1950 in Lausanne.

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Alex Elena is a rock music, pop music, and independent music drums, bassist, producer, photographer, and drum kit. He plays Drum kit and Bass guitar. Alex was born on September 11th, 1974.

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Despina Elena was an influential person. She breathed her last breath in 1554.

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Timina Elena is a famed somebody. Timina was born on May 8th, 1969.

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Eric Elena is a National Councillor and National Council (Monaco). Eric was born on August 6th, 1962.

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Giuseppe Elena was a leading human. Giuseppe was born in 1801. He died in 1867.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 8 8 0
1881 5 5 0
1884 10 10 0
1885 7 7 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 7 7 0
1888 15 15 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 15 15 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 27 27 0
1895 25 25 0
1896 25 25 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 22 22 0
1899 23 23 0
1900 23 23 0
1901 29 29 0
1902 37 37 0
1903 23 23 0
1904 40 40 0
1905 34 34 0
1906 40 40 0
1907 43 43 0
1908 57 57 0
1909 50 50 0
1910 65 65 0
1911 84 84 0
1912 83 83 0
1913 116 116 0
1914 132 132 0
1915 164 164 0
1916 166 166 0
1917 162 162 0
1918 188 188 0
1919 175 175 0
1920 177 177 0
1921 212 212 0
1922 206 206 0
1923 211 211 0
1924 213 213 0
1925 213 213 0
1926 231 231 0
1927 242 242 0
1928 250 250 0
1929 214 214 0
1930 218 218 0
1931 176 176 0
1932 200 193 7
1933 178 178 0
1934 164 164 0
1935 130 130 0
1936 150 150 0
1937 149 149 0
1938 154 154 0
1939 127 127 0
1940 135 135 0
1941 198 198 0
1942 205 205 0
1943 224 224 0
1944 224 224 0
1945 216 216 0
1946 241 241 0
1947 256 256 0
1948 281 281 0
1949 266 266 0
1950 258 258 0
1951 266 266 0
1952 276 276 0
1953 315 315 0
1954 336 336 0
1955 410 410 0
1956 346 346 0
1957 403 403 0
1958 441 441 0
1959 398 398 0
1960 432 432 0
1961 400 400 0
1962 420 420 0
1963 483 483 0
1964 507 507 0
1965 456 456 0
1966 527 527 0
1967 518 518 0
1968 475 475 0
1969 518 518 0
1970 506 506 0
1971 519 512 7
1972 491 485 6
1973 434 434 0
1974 544 544 0
1975 518 518 0
1976 528 528 0
1977 540 540 0
1978 573 573 0
1979 629 629 0
1980 631 631 0
1981 661 656 5
1982 620 614 6
1983 563 563 0
1984 543 543 0
1985 728 721 7
1986 644 638 6
1987 592 592 0
1988 617 610 7
1989 735 723 12
1990 760 755 5
1991 742 742 0
1992 791 791 0
1993 822 817 5
1994 928 921 7
1995 947 947 0
1996 947 947 0
1997 971 971 0
1998 1,137 1,137 0
1999 1,468 1,468 0
2000 1,365 1,365 0
2001 1,392 1,392 0
2002 1,357 1,357 0
2003 1,464 1,464 0
2004 1,591 1,584 7
2005 1,609 1,603 6
2006 1,872 1,872 0
2007 1,741 1,741 0
2008 1,624 1,624 0
2009 1,681 1,681 0
2010 1,882 1,882 0
2011 1,937 1,937 0
2012 2,270 2,270 0
2013 2,388 2,388 0
2014 2,609 2,609 0
2015 2,886 2,886 0
2016 3,168 3,168 0 #94 girl name

Where is the name Elena popular?

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Popularity of Elena as a first name

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Popularity of Elena as a last name

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Common last names for Elena

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Torres
  • Rivera
  • Diaz
  • Fernandez
  • Ramirez
  • Ortiz
  • Gomez
  • Morales
  • Cruz
  • Ramos
  • Ruiz

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elena U.S.
  White 15.01% 64.26%
  African American 0.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 82.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elena

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

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Fun Facts about the name Elena

  • How Popular is the name Elena? Elena is the 810th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Elena was the 94th most popular name. As a last name Elena was the 39,717th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,196 babies born with the first name Elena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elena to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Elena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elena is Tuesday, December 7th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Elena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elena was in 2016 with a total of 3,168 babies. That's a lot of babies named Elena!
  • Random Elena Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elena ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Elena: Your name in reverse order is Anele. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elaen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 553 people with the last name Elena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elena as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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