Elena, the pan-European version of Helen has never been as popular in the U.S. as it is now--ranking at Number 121--due to the overall popularity of E-names, and to Elena's accessibility as what we might call 'exotic lite.' It is also ranking other countries as well--it is Number 20 in Spain.
A worthy namesake is Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the fourth female to hold that position. A fictional bearer is Elena Gilbert, protagonist of The Vampire Diaries. and Elena Lincoln is a character in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Lists containing Elena:
- International Variations of Alexandra
- Helen's International Variations
- Three-Syllable Baby Names
- The Exoticizer
- Vowel Baby Names for Girls
- Werewolf Baby Names
- Girl Baby Names That End With A
- Operatic Baby Names
- Stylish L Baby Names