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Gender: F Pronunciation: eh-LEN-nee Origin of Eleni: Greek variation of Helen Meaning of Helen: Greek, "bright, shining one"

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Much more Old World than Elena, very common in Greece.

Famous People Named Eleni

Eleni Mandell, American singer-songwriter
Eleni Englert, American rower
Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
Eleni Karaindrou, Greek composer
Eleni Bakopanos, former Canadian MP from Quebec
Eleni of Ethiopia, empress and wife of Zara Yaqob

Pop Culture References for the Name Eleni

"Eleni," book by Nicholas Gage and 1985 movie adaptation