Female, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Elene

Elene (pr. e-LEN-ee; Forvo) is the Georgian and Sardinian form of Helenthe English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology although it’s been linked to Ancient Greek helene meaning “torch”, likely in reference to something that shines or illuminates; another possible origin is Ancient Greek selene “moon”.

In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her kidnapping by Paris led to the ten year Trojan war.

Origin: uncertain though it may be derived from a pre-Greek source

Meaning: uncertain though it’s been linked to Ancient Greek helene “torch” or selene “moon”

Usage: Georgian, Sardinian

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Variants:

  • Elena (Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English)
  • Eleni (Modern Greek)
  • Helena (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Finnish, Estonian, Slovene, Croatian)
  • Helene (French, English, Ancient Greek, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German)
  • Hélène (French)
  • Heléna (Hungarian)
  • Elin (Scandinavian, Welsh, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Elīna (Latvian)
  • Helēna (Latvian)
  • Elēna (Latvian)
  • Jeļena (Latvian)
  • Elina (Finnish, Swedish)
  • Eliina (Finnish)
  • Heleena (Finnish)
  • Eline (Norwegian, Danish, Dutch)
  • Ileana (Romanian, Spanish, Italian)
  • Yelena (Russian)
  • Alyona (originally a Russian diminutive of Yelena)
  • Elaine (English, Old French)
  • Elaina (English)
  • Alena (Belarusian)
  • Jelena (Serbian, Croatian, Estonian, Slovene, Lithuanian)
  • Heleen (Dutch)
  • Ellen (English)
  • Léan (Irish)
  • Olena (Ukrainian)
  • Elen (Welsh)

 

Elene- ელენე (Georgian)

 

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