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

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 "Elena" Paparizou, Greek-Swedish singer
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