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

Eleni Origin and Meaning

The name Eleni is a girl's name of Greek origin.

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

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Honeynames Says:


Personally I could never use this name because I’m from wales and Eleni means ‘this year’ in welsh but if I wasn’t welsh I would probably love this name

Violet_Rose Says:


I love this name. I go to college with a girl named it and she has it pronounced like Melanie without the M, gorgeous imo

Violet_Rose Says:


I really like this!

Reeldeel123 Says:


This is a lovely name. It is my first Granddaughters name. Eleni Iris ❤

katinka Says:


So light, bright and pretty. It really encapsulates its meaning - love this name!

Sandra Reyes Says:


My 6 year old's name is Eleni I get a ton of compliments I love this name!

RoddyThlayli Says:


So, so much prettier than Helen (and I actually like Helen).

Analia Says:


super cute :)

Toronto87 Says:


I love this name - just added it to my favourite's list. Three syllables is usually longer than I like for girl's names but it's visually such a short name that it doesn't feel frilly.

Yara Says:


I love the way this name sounds. It's playful, but pretty at the same time.

headintheclouds Says:


Absolutely lovely. IMO, Eleni is the prettiest version of Elena/Elaine/Helen/Helena etc., it sounds elegant yet also spunky and lively to me, and I love the nickname Leni for this.

SimoneKadele Says:


This name is stunning :)

Eleni_A Says:


Oh Wow! What a beautiful name. :) :D