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Gender of Elena.

Elena is a name usually given to females.

In a sample of all names from the US Census during the years 1890 to 2006, all of the children named Elena were girls.

Even though Elena is female, why is it sometimes used for boys? Often a name is taken from a neutral concept with no implied gender. Sometimes the name can be derived from two different sources, one male and one female. Names sometimes change gender over time!


Meanings of the name Elena.

The following meaning is associated with the name Elena:

  • Light

Origins of Elena.

One origin of Elena is Greek.

The origin of names associated with Elena is Spanish.

Names related to Elena.

A name related to Elena is Ileanna.

Names with the same meaning as Elena are: Aileen, Ailey, Ailia, Alena, Allayna, Annot, Anora, Argi, Behira, Eibhlhin, Eileen, Eilinora, Eily, Elaine, Elana, Elani, Eleanor, Elienor, Elin, Elinor, Elinore, Elleen, Ellen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellie, Ellinor, Ellyn, Elynn, Engl, Evelina, Eveline, Galina, Guang, Haya, Helen, Ilo, Iluminada, Jalena, Jyotika, Lenci, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leora, Lina, Liora, Lita, Lleufer, Lonna, Luc, Lucas, Luce, Lucero, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Luciano, Lucien, Lucienne, Lucila, Lucile, Lucille, Lucky, Lucus, Lucy, Luka, Lukas, Luke, Luz, Malana, Manara, Meira, Mitsu, Nellis, Neorah, Nitsa, Noor, Nora, Noreen, Noreena, Norina, Now, Nowa, Nura, Nuru, Nweh, Olena, Oletha, Ophrah, Orah, Orali, Orlee, Orly, Prabha, Pradeep, Prakash, Roshni, Sana, Siraj, Sook, Tej, Urice, Urit, Ye, Yelena, Yitta, Ziya, Zohar, Iri, Kallai, Nagge, Neriah and Ur.

Lucky numbers for Elena.

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The numerological number for the name Elena is 1.

Some two digit lucky numbers for Elena are: 10 19 28 37 46 55 64 73 82 91.

What does this mean? If you believe in numbers having mystical powers, it could be something very important. You could look for a spouse with the same numerological number and choose your house or the date of an important even based on it. For most of us it is just a bit of fun. See if you have the same numerological number as any special person in your life.

How do you work out your numerological number? You use a special alphabet which gives a value to each of letters and then add the values of the letters in your name. You can see excactly how we calculated one as the lucky number for Elena here: Calculating lucky numbers for Elena.


Name Days for Elena.

Name days are different in different countries and for different religions. They are often the memorial date of a saint who has the same name.

Often there are many saints with they same name, so you have a wide choice of name days!

Some name days for Elena are:

  • March 2 (Lithuania).
  • March 16 (Czech).
  • May 21 (Bulgaria).
  • May 21 (Greece).
  • May 22 (Lithuania).
  • July 31 (Finland).
  • July 31 (Lithuania).
  • August 18 (Slovakia).
  • August 18 (Germany).
  • August 18 (Italy).

Popularity of Elena.

Graph of popularity of Elena

Elena was most popular in the year 2006, where it was at position one hundred and eighty-seven for the whole of the USA.

Elena increased in popularity between 2001 and 2006 from position two hundred and twenty-eight to position one hundred and eighty-seven.

The most popular decade for the name Elena was from 1990 to 1999.

The last time that the name was in the top 1000 names in the USA census data was in 2006, where it was at position sixty-six.


Writers

There are twenty-two Writers called Elena.

Here are the first ten. See Writers who have the name Elena for the full list.

  • María Elena Velasco

    María Elena Velasco, also known as La India María or María Nicolasa (born December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico) is a famous Mexican actress and comedienne, and one of Mexico's few major female film directors. Not much about Velasco's private life has been open to the public eye; she prefers to be seen by the public as the character she usually plays in her movies: that of a countryside Indian who tries to make the most of what she has.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on María Elena Velasco)

  • María Elena Salinas

    María Elena Salinas (born 1954 August) is the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision with Jorge Ramos, the most watched newscast by American Hispanics. She is considered one of the most recognized and influential female Hispanic journalists in the United States.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on María Elena Salinas)

  • Elena Filatova

    Elena Vladimirovna Filatova (, born 1974 in Ukraine, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian motorcyclist and photographer who uses the online nickname "KidOfSpeed". Her website, containing a photo-essay of her purported solo motorcycle rides through Chernobyl's radioactive "dead zone", gained her internet fame.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Filatova)

  • Elena Văcărescu

    Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco (September 21, 1864, Bucharest - February 17, 1947, Paris) was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Văcărescu)

  • María Elena Walsh

    María Elena Walsh is a Writer... ( from the wikipedia article on María Elena Walsh)

  • Elena Liliana Popescu

    Elena Liliana Popescu (b. July 20, 1948 in Turnu Măgurele, Teleorman ) is a Romanian poet and translator.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Liliana Popescu)

  • Elena Risteska

    Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Risteska)

  • Elena Maria Vidal

    Elena Maria Vidal (1962- ) is a Catholic novelist and noted blogger, living in State College, Pennsylvania. She is also a keen amateur historian and a campaigner for Home Schooling.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Maria Vidal)

  • Elena Kucharik

    Elena Kucharik is a Writer... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Kucharik)

  • Elena Yoncheva

    Elena Yoncheva is a Writer... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Yoncheva)

Actors

There are sixteen Actors called Elena.

Here are the first ten. See Actors who have the name Elena for the full list.

  • María Elena Velasco

    María Elena Velasco, also known as La India María or María Nicolasa (born December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico) is a famous Mexican actress and comedienne, and one of Mexico's few major female film directors. Not much about Velasco's private life has been open to the public eye; she prefers to be seen by the public as the character she usually plays in her movies: that of a countryside Indian who tries to make the most of what she has.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on María Elena Velasco)

  • Elena Anaya

    Elena Anaya is an Actor... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Anaya)

  • Elena Balmori

    Elena Balmori (b. 1934), is a Filipina Actress who made her movies only for one studio, Lvn Pictures, She starred together with Nida Blanca in Bahala Na, Armando Goyena in El Robo, Manding Claro & Nenita Vidal in Balae and many more.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Balmori)

  • Elena Carapetis

    Elena Carapetis is an Australian actress of Greek and Cypriot descent, known for her role as Jackie Kassis in Heartbreak High, as well as numerous other television series and theatre roles.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Carapetis)

  • Elena Verdugo

    Elena Angela Verdugo (born April 20, 1925,She was born in 1925, not 1926, the year referenced in IMDb Paso Robles, California) is an American actress who began in films at the age of six in Cavalier of the West (1931). Her career in radio, television, and film spanned six decades.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Verdugo)

  • Elena Goode

    Elena Goode (born in New York City on August 22, 1982) is an American actress and former model who most recently starred on the daytime soap opera As The World Turns. Elena joined the cast on February 2, 2006, playing Jade Taylor.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Goode)

  • Elena Roger

    Elena Roger (born Elena Silvia Roger on October 27, 1974 in Argentina) is an Argentine actress who appeared in the West End comedy play Boeing Boeing as the Alitalia air stewardess, Gabriella, at the Comedy Theatre in Panton Street. She starred as Eva Perón in the West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita at the Adelphi theatre.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Roger)

  • Elena Shaddow

    Elena Shaddow is an American singer and actress. She is originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, in national tours, and in London.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Shaddow)

  • Elena Fernández

    Elena Fernández is an Actor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Fernández)

  • Elena Nathanael

    Elena Nathanael is an Actor... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Nathanael)

Olympic Medalists

There are seven Olympic Medalists called Elena.

  • Elena Tokun

    Elena Vasilyevna Tokun (, born March 15, 1974 in Moscow) is a Russian water polo player who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Tokun)

  • Elena Dolgopolova

    Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova (, born January 23, 1980) is a Russian gymnast, who competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and won a silver medal with her team. She was also in the running for the 2000 team, but was left out.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Dolgopolova)

  • Elena Grosheva

    Yelena Nikolayevna Grosheva (; born April 12, 1979 in Yaroslavl, Russia) is a Russian gymnast.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Grosheva)

  • Elena Kaliská

    Elena Kaliská (born January 19, 1972 in Zvolen, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak slalom canoer who has competed since the mid 1990s. Competing in four Summer Olympics, she won two gold medals in the K-1 event, earning them in 2004 and 2008.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Kaliská)

  • Elena Dementieva

    Elena Dementieva is an Olympic Medalist... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Dementieva)

  • Elena Radu

    Elena Radu (born March 24, 1975) is a Romanian sprint canoer who competed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She won a bronze medal in the K-4 500 m event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Radu)

  • Elena Giurcă

    Elena Giurcă (born January 11, 1946) is a Romanian rower who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Giurcă)

Poets

There are six Poets called Elena.

  • Elena Văcărescu

    Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco (September 21, 1864, Bucharest - February 17, 1947, Paris) was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Văcărescu)

  • Elena Liliana Popescu

    Elena Liliana Popescu (b. July 20, 1948 in Turnu Măgurele, Teleorman ) is a Romanian poet and translator.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Liliana Popescu)

  • Elena Medel

    Elena Medel (Córdoba, 1985) is a Spanish poet.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Medel)

  • Elena Schwarz

    Elena Andreyevna Schwarz (; 17 May 1948 – 11 March 2010, Leningrad) is a Russian poet.Russian Poets at Princeton: Elena Shvarts... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Schwarz)

  • Elena Fanailova

    Elena Nikolayevna Fanailova (Russian: Еле́на Никола́евна Фана́йлова; born 19 December 1962) is a Russian poet.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Fanailova)

  • Matilde Elena López

    Matilde Elena López (born 1922 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran poet, essayist, playwright and literary critic. Notable works include “Masferrer, alto pensador de Centro América”, “Cartas a Grosa” and “La balada de Anastasio Aquino”.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Matilde Elena López)

Tennis Players

There are five Tennis Players called Elena.

  • Elena Baltacha

    Elena Baltacha is a Tennis Player... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Baltacha)

  • Elena Pampoulova

    Elena Pampoulova is a Tennis Player... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Pampoulova)

  • Elena Dementieva

    Elena Dementieva is a Tennis Player... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Dementieva)

  • Elena Makarova

    Elena Makarova (born February 1, 1973) is a Russian tennis playerFederation Cup.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Makarova)

  • Elena Bogdan

    Elena Bogdan is a Tennis Player... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Bogdan)

Models

There are five Models called Elena.

  • Elena Ralph

    Elena Ralph (born 1984, in Donetsk, Ukraine) is a beauty queen who has represented Israel in the Miss Universe pageant.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Ralph)

  • Elena Ierodiakonou

    Elena Ierodiakonou () (born c. 1982) is a Greek Cypriot model and beauty contestant.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Ierodiakonou)

  • Elena Roxana Azoitei

    Elena Roxana Azoitei is a beauty queen who represented Romania in Miss World 2007 in China. She studied Journalism at a university.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Roxana Azoitei)

  • Elena Melnik

    Elena Melnik is a Model... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Melnik)

  • Elena Angione

    Elena Angione is a beauty pageant contestant who represented Seychelles in Miss World 2008 in South Africa. She works for Air Seychelles as a supervisor/customer services officer.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Angione)

Journalists

There are five Journalists called Elena.

  • María Elena Salinas

    María Elena Salinas (born 1954 August) is the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision with Jorge Ramos, the most watched newscast by American Hispanics. She is considered one of the most recognized and influential female Hispanic journalists in the United States.... (extract from the wikipedia article on María Elena Salinas)

  • Elena Yoncheva

    Elena Yoncheva is a Journalist... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Yoncheva)

  • Elena Rover

    Elena Rover (born 1966) is a digital strategy consultant in the New York area. She has worked for 20+ years as an American journalist with a specialty in health and fitness issues.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Rover)

  • Elena Bacaloglu

    Elena Bacaloglu is a Journalist... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Bacaloglu)

  • Elena Milashina

    Elena Milashina is a Russian investigative journalist for Novaya Gazeta.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Milashina)

Skiers

There are four Skiers called Elena.

  • Elena Kolomina

    Elena Kolomina (born January 24, 1981) is a Kazakhstani cross country skier who has been competing since 1998. She finished fifth in the team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo and had her best individual finish of 21st in the sprint event at the 2001 championships in Lahti.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Kolomina)

  • Elena Fanchini

    Elena Fanchini (born 30 April 1985 in Lovere) is an Italian alpine skier. She was born and lives in Val Camonica.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Fanchini)

  • Elena Schalina

    Elena Schalina (born 1968) is a Russian cross country skier who competed from 1992 to 1996. Her best World Cup finish was seventh on three occasions (30 km in Russia: 1993, 5 km and 15 km in Italy: both in 1994).... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Schalina)

  • Elena Turysheva

    Elena Turysheva (born January 29, 1986) is a Russian cross country skier who has competed since 2006. Her best World Cup finish was tenth in sprint events twice, both in Finland (2008, 2009).... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Turysheva)

Bodybuilders

There are three Bodybuilders called Elena.

  • Elena Seiple

    Elena Seiple is a Bodybuilder... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Seiple)

  • Elena Panova

    Elena Panova is a Bodybuilder... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Panova)

  • Elena Shportun

    Elena Shportun (born 1980 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia-Russia) is an amateur female bodybuilder who mainly competes in European bodybuilding competitions. She is known in the bodybuilding world for her artistic style of posing which involves modern and belly dancing, classic lines and symmetry which are often compared with those from the female bodybuilders from the late 1970s and early 1980s such as Cory Everson and Anja Langer.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Shportun)

Classical Composers

There are two Classical Composers called Elena.

  • Elena Kats-Chernin

    Elena Kats-Chernin (born 4 November 1957) is a Soviet-born Australian composer.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Kats-Chernin)

  • Elena Firsova

    Elena Firsova is a Classical Composer... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Firsova)

Playwrights

There are two Playwrights called Elena.

  • Elena Văcărescu

    Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco (September 21, 1864, Bucharest - February 17, 1947, Paris) was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Văcărescu)

  • Matilde Elena López

    Matilde Elena López (born 1922 in San Salvador) is a Salvadoran poet, essayist, playwright and literary critic. Notable works include “Masferrer, alto pensador de Centro América”, “Cartas a Grosa” and “La balada de Anastasio Aquino”.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Matilde Elena López)

Photographers

There are two Photographers called Elena.

  • Elena Filatova

    Elena Vladimirovna Filatova (, born 1974 in Ukraine, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian motorcyclist and photographer who uses the online nickname "KidOfSpeed". Her website, containing a photo-essay of her purported solo motorcycle rides through Chernobyl's radioactive "dead zone", gained her internet fame.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Filatova)

  • Elena Dorfman

    Elena Dorfman is an American fine art photographer. She was born in Boston and received her degree from Sarah Lawrence College.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Dorfman)

Painters

There are two Painters called Elena.

  • Elena Elbe

    Elena Elbe is a Painter... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Elbe)

  • Raminta Elena Kuprevičienė

    Raminta Elena Kuprevičienė (born 1938) is a Lithuanian painter.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Raminta Elena Kuprevičienė)

Criminals

There are two Criminals called Elena.

  • Elena Miller

    Elena Miller, formerly Yelena Borisovna Olshanskaya, is a former Russian spy sent to work in Canada.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Miller)

  • Elena Iparraguirre

    Elena Iparraguirre, also known as Comrade Miriam, is a high-ranking member of the Peruvian Maoist revolutionary organization Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Iparraguirre was captured in Lima in 1992 along with her lover, Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Iparraguirre)

Economists

There are two Economists called Elena.

  • Elena Espinosa

    Elena Espinosa (born 21 March 1960 in Ourense) is a Spanish politician in the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. She is the current Minister of the Environment and currently represents Ourense in the Spanish Congress.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Espinosa)

  • Elena Panaritis

    Elena Panaritis is an institutional economist. She spearheaded property rights reform, particularly in Peru, while working at the World Bank.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Panaritis)

Gymnasts

There are two Gymnasts called Elena.

  • Elena Dolgopolova

    Elena Vladimirovna Dolgopolova (, born January 23, 1980) is a Russian gymnast, who competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and won a silver medal with her team. She was also in the running for the 2000 team, but was left out.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Dolgopolova)

  • Elena Grosheva

    Yelena Nikolayevna Grosheva (; born April 12, 1979 in Yaroslavl, Russia) is a Russian gymnast.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Grosheva)

Figure Skaters

There are two Figure Skaters called Elena.

  • Elena Vodorezova

    Elena Germanovna Vodorezova () (married name: Buianova) (born 21 May 1963), is a former Soviet figure skater. She trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Vodorezova)

  • Elena Leonova

    Elena Leonova () is a former Soviet pairs figure skater. She won the World Junior Figure Skating Championships with partner Gennadi Krasnitski in 1986 and 1987.... ( from the wikipedia article on Elena Leonova)

Emperors

There are two Emperors called Elena.

  • Elena of Montenegro

    Elena of Montenegro is an Emperor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena of Montenegro)

  • Elena of Bulgaria

    Elena of Bulgaria was daughter of Bulgarian Emperor Ivan Asen II and Empress Anna Maria of Hungary. Anna was originally named Mária.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena of Bulgaria)

Diplomats

There is one Diplomat called Elena.

  • Elena Văcărescu

    Elena Văcărescu or Hélène Vacaresco (September 21, 1864, Bucharest - February 17, 1947, Paris) was a Romanian-French aristocrat writer, twice a laureate of the Académie française.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Văcărescu)

Judges

There is one Judge called Elena.

  • Elena Highton de Nolasco

    Elena Inés Highton de Nolasco (b. Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires Province) is an Argentine lawyer, judge and a member of Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina since 2004.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Highton de Nolasco)

Physicians

There is one Physician called Elena.

  • Elena Alistar

    Elena Alistar-Romanescu (1873, Vaisal - 1955, Pucioasa) was a Bessarabian politician.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Alistar)

Comedians

There is one Comedian called Elena.

  • María Elena Velasco

    María Elena Velasco, also known as La India María or María Nicolasa (born December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico) is a famous Mexican actress and comedienne, and one of Mexico's few major female film directors. Not much about Velasco's private life has been open to the public eye; she prefers to be seen by the public as the character she usually plays in her movies: that of a countryside Indian who tries to make the most of what she has.... ( from the wikipedia article on María Elena Velasco)

Presidents

There is one President called Elena.

  • María Elena Moyano

    María Elena Moyano is a President... ( from the wikipedia article on María Elena Moyano)

Queens

There is one Queen called Elena.

  • Elena of Montenegro

    Elena of Montenegro is a Queen... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena of Montenegro)

Racing Car Drivers

There is one Racing Car Driver called Elena.

  • Daniel Elena

    Daniel Elena is a Racing Car Driver... (extract from the wikipedia article on Daniel Elena)

Sculptors

There is one Sculptor called Elena.

  • Elena Machabell

    Elena Zakharovna Machabell (born 1906) was a Soviet sculptor. A heroic monument to her design was erected in Mtskheta, Georgia, in 1949.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Machabell)

Snowboarders

There is one Snowboarder called Elena.

  • Elena Hight

    Elena Hight is a Snowboarder... (extract from the wikipedia article on Elena Hight)

Spies

There is one Spy called Elena.

  • Elena Miller

    Elena Miller, formerly Yelena Borisovna Olshanskaya, is a former Russian spy sent to work in Canada.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Miller)

Table Tennis Players

There is one Table Tennis Player called Elena.

  • Elena Timina

    Elena Timina is a Russian-born Dutch professional table tennis player.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Elena Timina)

Boxers

There is one Boxer called Elena.

  • Elena Reid

    Elena Reid is a Boxer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Elena Reid)

Elena

Gender: usually female

Meaning: Light

Origin: Greek

Lucky Number: One

Popularity: Position 187 in 2006, currently increasing

Famous people

Twenty-two Writers

Sixteen Actors

Seven Olympic Medalists

Six Poets

Five Tennis Players

Five Models

Five Journalists

Four Skiers

Three Bodybuilders

Two Classical Composers

Two Playwrights

Two Photographers

Two Painters

Two Criminals

Two Economists

Two Gymnasts

Two Figure Skaters

Two Emperors

One Diplomat

One Judge

One Physician

One Comedian

One President

One Queen

One Racing Car Driver

One Sculptor

One Snowboarder

One Spy

One Table Tennis Player

One Boxer