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

The name Eleni is a girl's name of Greek origin. Eleni and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names Ending In I and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

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

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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
Eleni Kelaiditi, Greek rhythmic gymnast
Eleni Erimoude, Cypriot rhythmic gymnast
Eleni Foureira, Greek/Albanian singer: represented Cyprus in Eurovision 2018
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Eleni

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