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Origin, Meaning, and History of Jelena

Jelena is a feminine name of Russian and Greek origin and means ‘sunray,’ ‘bright,’ or ‘light.’ It comes from the ancient Greek term ‘helios,’ meaning ‘sunlight’ or ‘sunshine.’ It is also said to be derived from Slavic words ‘Jela,’ which means ‘fir tree’ or ‘Jelen,’ meaning ‘deer’ or ‘stag (1)’.

While Jelena is primarily known as a Russian and Greek name, its origins and meanings can vary depending on the culture or language in which it is used. For instance, in German origin, Jelena means ‘torch of light’ or ‘shining light.’ In Russian origin, the meaning of the name is ‘new branch’ or ‘new shoot’ (2).

The phonetic spelling of the name is ‘Je-le-na.’ The three-syllable name has many variations in different languages. These include Helena in Ancient Greek, Elen in Armenian, Alena in Belarusian, Elena in Bulgarian, Lenka in Czech, Helena in Dutch, Elena in Macedonian, Alyona in Russian, Ileana in Spanish, Elna in Swedish, Olena in Ukrainian, and Elin in Welsh (3) (4).

Many famous personalities have carried the name Jelena. These include Jelena Gigi Hadid, an American model who is popular for appearing in numerous high fashion campaigns; Jelena Jovanova, a Macedonian actress known for starring in the movie ‘As If I am Not There’ which was selected as the ‘Best Foreign Language Film;’ Jelena Agbaba, Serbian handball player, who represented Serbia in the 2020 European Women’s Handball Championship; Jelena Karleuša, a Serbian singer popular for her album ‘Ogledalce’; Jelena Mrdjenovich, Canadian professional boxer recognized for holding the Super Featherweight title (5).

Jelena

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Sunray; Bright
Girl
Christianity
Greek, Russian
2
Three
1 word, 6 letters, 3 vowels, 3 consonants
Medium length and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Jelena?

Pronounced as jeh-lee-nuh

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Jelena in English.

Phonemic Representation Of Jelena

Phonemics is the study of a language’s distinctive sound units (phonemes), as standardized by the International Phonetics Association. When choosing a name for your baby, knowing its phonemic pronunciation gives an idea about the name’s sound pattern and auditory appeal. You can assess the name’s ease of pronunciation, memorability, and softness. Here is the phonemic transcription of Jelena in American and British accents.

  • In American English: /dʒəˈlinə/
  • In British English: /dʒɪˈliːnə/

Pronunciation of names, in fact, any spoken word, involves the participation of various parts of the mouth, vocal cord, nose, and lungs. Underneath all the sounds we make is the airstream flowing from the lungs and moving up to the mouth. It’s incredible how lips, tongue, teeth, alveolar ridge, palate, glottis, and larynx work harmoniously to bring out the words. Studies have proved that positive sounds like OM (AUM) help maintain hormonal balance and mental health and reduce stress and anxiety. So, what parts does Jelena trigger? Find the details here; the sound of Jelena might bring in more positive vibes into your life!

PhonemeArticulation
/dʒ/

Raising the front part of the tongue to the palate. Airflow stop closure releases with friction

/ə/

Tongue mid. Airflow is continuous

/l/

Raising the tongue tip while keeping the rest of the tongue down. Causes some obstruction of the airstream in the mouth

/i/

Tongue high front, spread lips. Airflow is continuous

/n/

Tip of the tongue touching the alveolar ridge. Airflow stops for a fraction of a second

/ə/

Tongue mid. Airflow is continuous

Notable People Named Jelena

This section covers people who have made the name Jelena famous with their contributions in various fields. It indeed is a little more inspiration for you to choose the name for your baby, don’t you think?

Jelena On The Popularity Chart

Jelena’s popularity saw several fluctuations over the years. Take a look at the graph for more information.

Popularity Over Time

The popularity of Jelena touched new heights in 2017 when 68 babies per million were given the name. Check out the graph for detailed insights.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Jelena achieved its highest ranking of 2,582 in 2017. This graph shows how its rating has changed over time.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Jelena

Jelena rolls off the tongue. Here are some more similar-sounding names with different meanings.

Popular Sibling Names For Jelena

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Jelena, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Jelena

Find matching brother names for Jelena and create a wonderful team of siblings.

Jalan heart imageJalancala heart imageJalandra heart imageJalaneel heart imageJalen heart imageJalender heart imageJalendra heart imageJalendu heart imageJalin heart imageJalindra heart image

Girl Sibling Names For Jelena

Looking for some suitable sister names for Jelena? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

Jaelyn heart imageJaelynn heart imageJailand heart imageJailene heart imageJailyn heart imageJalana heart imageJalanea heart imageJalena heart imageJalene heart imageJalyn heart image

Other Popular Names Beginning With J

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter J to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Jelena

If you liked the meaning behind Jelena, check out this list of names with similar meanings. Scroll down!

Anagram Names Of Jelena

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Jelena.

Jalene heart image Janele heart image Jeelan heart image Neelaj heart image Neelja heart image

Popular Songs On The Name Jelena

Acrostic Poem On Jelena

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Jelena with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?

J
:

Jovial and jolly, journeying through the realm of the joyousness.

E
:

Eloquent mind blessed with the gift of gab.

L
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Lifting the dark clouds in our life, our little sunshine.

E
:

Everything refined is how you can be defined.

N
:

Naughty yet nice, you personify that variety is the spice of life.

A
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Aspiring and working hard for true success.

‘Jelena’ In QR Code

Here's a unique feature for the modern, tech-savvy, and curious parents – have your baby's name in a QR code. If you want your close circle to know your newborn's name, all you need to do is simply scan and share it. The code not only shows the name but its meaning as well; this means you don't have to painfully explain the meaning of your baby's name anymore! So, go ahead. Download, save, and share it with your family and friends, or use it to create personalized keepsakes for your little one.

Adorable Nicknames For Jelena

Nicknames are an integral part of your communication with your baby. You tend to use several variations of your child’s name; some are meaningful, while others are simply adorable sounds. Here are a few nicknames you can begin with for the name Jelena.

  • Jel
  • Lena
  • Jela
  • Jele
  • Jelka

Jelena’s Zodiac Sign As Per Western Astrology

Western astrology includes the construction of a horoscope based on the person’s exact time of birth and location to understand the positions of the planet, stars, and zodiac signs at that time. However, in popular culture, it is often narrowed down to the sun sign, which depends on the person’s birth date.There are 12 zodiac signs, each having dominant traits, planetary rulers, elemental connection, and more.

Zodiac sign or Sun sign

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is divided into 12 zodiac signs covering 30-degree sectors. According to Western astrology, the zodiac or sun sign depends on the sun’s position in one of these sectors at the time of your birth. Starting from the sun’s position at the March equinox, the chart goes anti-clockwise from Aries, followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. These signs are ruled by planetary bodies - Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Furthermore, they are categorized into triplicities or elemental signs - fire, water, air, and earth - that govern their characteristics. Each of these zodiac signs features certain personality traits that may determine how a person presents themselves.

Why the date of birth matters

Each zodiac sign in Western astrology is linked to a specific range of dates in the year. Unlike Vedic astrology, where names can sometimes be used to infer astrological details, Western astrology relies entirely on the birth date.

To know more about your baby’s zodiac sign, choose the period in which your baby’s date of birth falls, from the options given below. This will give you a glimpse into the world of astrology tailored for your baby.

Select your baby’s birthdate range

Mar 21 – Apr 19

Apr 20 – May 20

May 21 – Jun 20

Jun 21 – Jul 22

Jul 23 – Aug 22

Aug 23 – Sep 22

Sep 23 – Oct 22

Oct 23 – Nov 21

Nov 22 – Dec 21

Dec 22 – Jan 19

Jan 20 – Feb 18

Feb 19 – Mar 20

Sun Sign
Aries
Symbol
The Ram
Unicode Character
♈︎
Greek Name
Κριός (Krios)
Celestial Ruler
Mars
House
First House of Self
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
0° to 30°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Red
Birthstone
Diamond
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are ambitious and competitive and love to be at the top of your game. Warm and friendly, you love getting attention, and your courage helps you face challenges easily. You are also quite direct and no-nonsense in your approach, which makes you a resilient leader.
Sun Sign
Taurus
Symbol
The Bull
Unicode Character
♉︎
Greek Name
Ταῦρος (Tauros)
Celestial Ruler
Venus
House
Second House of Value/Income
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
30° to 60°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Green and Pink
Birthstone
Emerald
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are calm and dependable. A loyal and loving person, your humble and persistent nature will help you achieve your goals. With Venus as your ruling planet, you are pleasure-seeking and enjoy indulging in artistic pursuits and leisure activities.
Sun Sign
Gemini
Symbol
The Twins
Unicode Character
♊︎
Greek Name
Δίδυμοι (Didymoi)
Celestial Ruler
Mercury
House
Third House of Communication/Sharing
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
60° to 90°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Yellow
Birthstone
Pearl/Moonstone
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are spontaneous and quick-witted. Social and entertaining, your charm and intelligence mesmerize others, and it’s easy for you to have conversations with anybody. You are passionate about various things, so you always have your hands full with hobbies, projects, plans, and more.
Sun Sign
Cancer
Symbol
The Crab
Unicode Character
♋︎
Greek Name
Καρκίνος (Karkinos)
Celestial Ruler
Moon
House
Fourth House of Home and Family
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
90° to 120°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
White/Silver
Birthstone
Ruby
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are sensitive, compassionate, intuitive, and nurturing. Your maternal instinct reflects in your care and love for your family and loved ones. You are artistic and emotional and can go to great lengths to ensure the people around you are comfortable and happy.
Sun Sign
Leo
Symbol
The Lion
Unicode Character
♌︎
Greek Name
Λέων (Leōn)
Celestial Ruler
Sun
House
Fifth House of Romance and Pleasure
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
120° to 150°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Gold
Birthstone
Peridot
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are charismatic and charming; a born leader. You are passionate about what you love, and your loyalty and joyous nature attract people. Your natural confidence and aura always put you in the center of attention. You like luxury and flamboyance, and your relationships are always fiery.
Sun Sign
Virgo
Symbol
The Maiden
Unicode Character
♍︎
Greek Name
Παρθένος (Parthenos)
Celestial Ruler
Mercury
House
Sixth House of Health and Wellness
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
150° to 180°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Green and Brown
Birthstone
Sapphire
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are diligent, practical, and detail-oriented, which makes you a perfectionist. However, you are also humble and reliable. You are intelligent, methodical, and observant, and thus, can be trusted to execute plans smoothly. Your kind and supportive nature makes you a trustworthy friend and partner.
Sun Sign
Libra
Symbol
The Scales
Unicode Character
♎︎
Greek Name
Ζυγός (Zygos)
Celestial Ruler
Venus
House
Seventh House of Balance and Partnerships
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
180° to 210°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Pink and Blue
Birthstone
Opal
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are diplomatic and social. You appreciate harmony and balance in your life and strive towards symmetry. A connoisseur of art, luxury, and knowledge, you have a sophisticated taste. Moreover, your kind and adaptable nature lets you connect with people from different avenues.
Sun Sign
Scorpio
Symbol
The Scorpion
Unicode Character
♏︎
Greek Name
Σκoρπίος (Skorpios)[16]
Celestial Ruler
Pluto/ Mars
House
Eighth House of Transformation
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
210° to 240°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
Black
Birthstone
Topaz
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are intuitive, intense, and connected to your emotional world. Often considered mysterious, your enigmatic personality makes you attractive and interesting. Your intensity and loyalty come through in your approach to relationships, making you a great partner and friend.
Sun Sign
Sagittarius
Symbol
The Archer
Unicode Character
♐︎
Greek Name
Τοξότης (Toxotēs)
Celestial Ruler
Jupiter
House
Ninth House of Purpose and Exploration
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
240° to 270°
Element (Triplicity)
Fire
Color
Purple
Birthstone
Turquoise/Tanzanite
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are one of the most dynamic and easy-going signs. Adventurous and intellectual, you do not conform to rules and restrictions and create your own path. Your bright and passionate personality makes you a fun person to be around. You like to be spontaneous, and face challenges head on.
Sun Sign
Capricorn
Symbol
The Goat
Unicode Character
♑︎
Greek Name
Αἰγόκερως (Aigokerōs)
Celestial Ruler
Saturn
House
Tenth House of Enterprise
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
270° to 300°
Element (Triplicity)
Earth
Color
Gray and Brown
Birthstone
Garnet
Modality
Cardinal
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are disciplined, straightforward, and dedicated towards your goals. Your focus and determination make you stand apart from the crowd. However, contrasting your sharp and serious personality is a youthful and fun side that is mischievous and optimistic.
Sun Sign
Aquarius
Symbol
The Water-Bearer
Unicode Character
♒︎
Greek Name
Ὑδροχόος (Hydrokhoos)
Celestial Ruler
Uranus/Saturn
House
Eleventh House of Connections
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
300° to 330°
Element (Triplicity)
Air
Color
Blue
Birthstone
Amethyst
Modality
Fixed
Polarity
Positive
Personality Traits
You are creative, innovative, and eccentric. You take joy in intellectual and artistic pursuits, and your idealistic mindset shines through in your larger-than-life plans for humanity. You are sensitive, caring, and progressive. Your open-mindedness helps you connect and socialize with others.
Sun Sign
Pisces
Symbol
The Fish
Unicode Character
♓︎
Greek Name
Ἰχθύες (Ikhthyes)
Celestial Ruler
Neptune/Jupiter
House
Twelfth House of Spirituality
Ecliptic Longitude (a ≤ λ < b)
330° to 360°
Element (Triplicity)
Water
Color
Light green
Birthstone
Aquamarine
Modality
Mutable
Polarity
Negative
Personality Traits
You are compassionate, sensitive, and the most connected to your spiritual realm. A visionary, your emotional and imaginative mind is reflected in your art and creativity. You are kind, gentle, empathetic, and a big romantic. Your dreamy and mystical side makes you unique.

Jelena’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Jelena. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Makar (Capricorn)
Starting letters for Makar (Capricorn) rashiKH, J
RepresentationCrocodile
ElementEarth
Ruling bodySaturn
QualityMovable

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Makar (Capricorn) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Utharashada (Utharadam)Capricorn (0 to 10 degrees)SunBe, Bo, Ja, Ji, Bha, Bhe, Bho, Jaa, Jee
Sravana (Shravana, Thiruvonam)Capricorn (10 to 23.20 degrees)MoonJu, Je, Jo, Khi, So, Khu, Khe, Kho
Dhanishta (Avittam)Capricorn (23.20 to 30 degrees)MarsGa, Gi, Gu, Ge, Gee

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Jelena In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Jelena in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Jelena, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!

NameLanguageCode
JelenaEnglishen
耶莱娜Chinesezh-CN
येलेनाHindihi
JelenaSpanishes
JelenaFrenchfr
جيليناArabicar
জেলেনাBengalibn
JelenaPortuguesept
ЕленаRussianru
جیلیناUrduur
JelenaIndonesianid
JelenaGermande
ジェレナJapaneseja
येलेनाMarathimr
జెలీనాTelugute
JelenaTurkishtr
ஜெலினாTamilta
JelenaVietnamesevi
JelenaTagalogtl
젤레나Koreanko
JelenaHausaha
JelenaSwahilisw
JelenaJavanesejv
JelenaItalianit
ਜੇਲੇਨਾPunjabipa
જેલેનાGujaratigu
เจเลน่าThaith
ಜೆಲೆನಾKannadakn
ጀሌናAmharicam
येलेनाBhojpuribho
JelenaYorubayo

Jelena In Fancy Fonts

Visualize your little one’s name in different captivating fonts. You can use these fancy styles on birth announcement cards, nursery decorations, personalized gifts, to name a few. Select the perfect font from these options for a touch of personalization.

  • Double Struck Font
    𝕁 𝕖 𝕝 𝕖 𝕟 𝕒
  • Bold Script Font
    𝓙 𝓮 𝓵 𝓮 𝓷 𝓪
  • Fancy Style 35 Font
    յ ε レ ε η α
  • Fancy Style 7 Font
    Ĵ € Ł € Ň Δ
  • Love Font
    J♥ e♥ l♥ e♥ n♥ a♥
  • Black Square Font
    🅹 🅴 🅻 🅴 🅽 🅰
  • Hand Writing 2 Font
    J ҽ ʅ ҽ ɳ α
  • X Above Bellow Font
    J͓̽ e͓̽ l͓̽ e͓̽ n͓̽ a͓̽

How To Communicate The Name Jelena In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Jelena

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Jelena, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

The name you give a child at birth is like their numerological DNA - it is a blueprint of who they are, their talents and character traits, their likes and dislikes, and much more. So choose carefully and, if possible, consider an ancestral name, especially one that belonged to an ancestor who did well and lived a good life. But consult a numerologist for more insight and perhaps a little fine-tuning by changing a letter or adding a middle name.

- Hans Decoz

Baby Name Lists Containing Jelena

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Jelena?

The name Jelena means ‘light’ or ‘bright.’

2. What is the origin of the name Jelena?

Jelena has Greek and Russian origins.

3. How to pronounce the name Jelena?

Jelena is pronounced as jeh-lee-nuh.

4. What are the potential positive qualities or attributes associated with the name Jelena?

According to numerology, Jelena has a personality number nine, meaning individuals with this personality number would be very charming, born-leaders, and graceful. They may also be kindhearted and compassionate individuals. However, your child may not have all these traits and may have very different traits than the ones mentioned here. These traits are simply beliefs and may not hold for all.

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