Origin of the name JELENA.
Etymology of the name JELENA.
Meaning of the baby name JELENA.
JELENA (Јелена). A
Slavic form of Helen
(q.v.), Greek Helene
(q.v.), meaning "light."
Usage: Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.
A red marble
slab, let into the castle wall, is shown, upon which are the figure of a
woman and an old Slavonic inscription which has become illegible.
"Prokleta Jelena": it is the picture of the
accursed Jelena, who, before primeval times, even before there was such
a thing as a kingdom of Bosnia at all, commanded the fortress of Zvornik.
This Bosnian Semiramade was famed far and near for her beauty and her
maidenly reserve, which repelled every suitor... (An Official Tour
Through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Asbóth, 1890)