Elena is a rather common female name, one of the main nicknames that come from the name Eleni. Eleni is among the most popular names in Greece. Both Elena and Eleni are used in Greece and Cyprus, however, name Elena is found in other languages as well – although its origins still remain Greek.
Nameday of Name Elena: May 21st – along with Kostas, Konstantinos
Male Version of Name Elena:
Origin of Name Elena – Agia Eleni or Saint Helena
Name Elena comes from the name Eleni, thus its origins are also found in ancient Greece. Of course, the Greek Orthodox Calendar refers to Agia Eleni, or Saint Eleni, the mother of Constantine the Great.
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