Ileana Name Meaning & Origin

Ileana

Pronunciation: i-lee-AHN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Ileana:

Variant of Elena, a Spanish form of Helen, which is a cognate of the Greek Helenē, a name derived from ēlē (light).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ana, Iliana, Lea

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Lea
Ana
Ile (pronounced EEL-ee)
Nuţi (Romanian nickname)
Nana
Lily
Illy/Ily/Ili/Illie
Leana
Ills
Lana
Ileanita
Ill
Lee
LeLe

Meanings and history of the name Ileana: | Edit

Ileana is both a Romanian and Spanish form of Helen, and means "light".

Famous real-life people named Ileana: | Edit

Princess Ileana of Romania (1909-1991), daughter of Ferdinand I and Marie of Romania.
Ileana Douglas, American actress
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, American congresswoman
Ieana Cotrubaș, Romanian opera soprano

Ileana in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ileana Scott, character in the film "Taking Lives", played by Angelina Jolie

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