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Gender: Female Origin of Olena: Russian variation of Helen Meaning of Helen: Greek, "bright, shining light"

The name Olena is a girl's name of Russian origin. Olena and is often added to lists like International Variations of Helen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Alphabetical Girls".

From the experts:

Alluring Eastern_European name -- though going straight to Lena might simplify things. Alena, Elena, Lena, Lenya, Oleena, Olenka, Olenna, Olenya, Olinia, Olfauja, Olenya Olina, Olinia, Olinija, Olya.

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Famous People Named Olena

Olena "Elena" Anatoliyivna Liashenko, Ukrainian figure skater
Olena Volodymyrivna Zerkal, Ukrainian politician
Olena Pidhrushna, Ukrainian biathlete
Olena Anatoliivna Bondarenko, Ukrainian journalist and politician
Olena Ihorivna Vitrychenko, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
Olena Diachenko, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
Olena "Alyona" Gromnitskaya, Ukrainian journalist and politician

Pop Culture References for the name Olena

Olenna Redwyne, The Queen of Thorns from Game of Thrones series.


Stanis Says:


To be more accurate, it's the Ukrainian variation of Helen*