Russian variation of Helen
"bright, shining one"

Yelena Origin and Meaning

The name Yelena is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "bright, shining one".

One of many international versions of this classic.

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Famous People Named Yelena

  • Yelena Gadzhievna IsinbayevaRussian pole vaulter
  • Yelena Borisovna MizulinaRussian politician
  • Yelena Viktorovna DavydovaRussian,Canadian gymnast
  • Yelena Georgievna BonnerTurkmen Soviet activist
  • Yelena Borisovna SkrynnikRussian cabinet minister
  • Yelena Sergeyevna ProdunovaRussian gymnast
  • Yelena Olegovna SerovaRussian cosmonaut

Yelena in Pop Culture

  • Yelenamany of Koschei's wives in "Deathless" by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Yelena Liana Zaltanamain character in Maria V. Snyder's "Poison Study" series
  • Yelena BelovaMarvel character