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Gender: F 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 International Variations of Helen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

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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
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes, American actress
Eleni of Ethiopia, empress and wife of Zara Yaqob
Eleni Kelaiditi, Greek rhythmic gymnast
Eleni Erimoude, Cypriot rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Eleni

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