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Gender: Female Meaning of Yelena: "bright, shining one" Origin of Yelena: Russian variation of Helen

The name Yelena is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "bright, shining one". Yelena and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

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One of many exotic versions of this classic.

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Ylenia, Ylena, Yelen, Yeleana, Ylenna, Nelya, Yelenna, Yelenne, Yelina

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Thaïs Jin Says:


Though I've always known this name as exclusively Russian, after reading Poison Study, a YA fantasy novel series, I've come to love this classic name. It's very beautiful and not difficult to pronounce for English speakers. If Natasha can be popular among non-Russians, so can this name.