Gender: Female Pronunciation: yay-LAY-nuh Origin of Jelena: Russian variation of Helen Meaning of Helen: Greek, "bright, shining light"

Jelena Origin and Meaning

The name Jelena is a girl's name of Russian origin.

Pretty, but in this country it might simplify a child's life to use Helena or Elena.

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ElenaCroatia Says:


Exactly! They have butchered pronounciations of every Slavic name on here.

ArtemisArtistic Says:


Just makes me think of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

kxlly0614 Says:


This is the real name of Gigi Hadid.

BeccaBaker Says:


I know a girl with this name who pronounces it Ja-leen-a

priviledgedpistachios Says:


It's actually not pronounced yay-lay-nuh. It's pronounced yel-eh-nah.