Ileana Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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- Nicknames for Ileana
Ile (pronounced EEL-ee)
Nuţi (Romanian nickname)
- Meanings and history of the name Ileana
Ileana is both a Romanian and Spanish form of Helen, and means "light".
- Famous real-life people named Ileana
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
Ileana Scott, character in the film "Taking Lives", played by Angelina Jolie