Elene Name Meaning & Origin

Elene

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Helen:

Cognate of the Greek Helenē, which is derived from the root ēlē (light, torch, bright). The name is borne in Greek legend by the beautiful wife of the king of Sparta. Her abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War.

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Comments and insights on the name Elene

Elene is an early medieval, Anglo-Saxon variant of Helen, as well as a modern Georgian name (ელენე).

Personal experiences with the name Elene

I heave heard it pronounced the following ways: ell-ENN, eh-LEEN, eh-LEEN-ah.

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Famous real-life people named Elene

Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater and Olympic competitor
Elene Cassis, NY fashion designer

Elene in song, story & screen

Elene is found in an Old English religious poem attributed to Cynewulf. The poem is entitled "Elene" but is also sometimes known as "Saint Helena Finds the True Cross."

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