Yelena Name Meaning & Origin

Yelena

Pronunciation: yeh-LAY-nə (key)

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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Yeli Ena NaNa Lena

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Variant of Helen, meaning "light" in Greek

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Yelena Prekrasnaya (the Beautiful), popular Russian folk-tale character
Yelena Zaltana, protagonist of Maria V. Snyder's Study trilogy

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