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Helen Meaning


What does Helen mean?

The name Helen is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Helen is "light".

Helen is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced He-len.

The Given Name Helen

Helen appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Helen is also great as a middle name.

Helen falls into the name categories classic, Greek myth.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Helen Baxendale, and Helen Hayes.

Helen Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 413 in baby name popularity for girls with 745 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 418 in baby name popularity for girls with 760 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Helen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Helen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Helen to other names.

Helen Related Names

Variants of the name Helen include Helena, Helene.

The names Aileen, Aileene, Ailene, Ailey, Ailia, Ailie, Alene, Eileanora, Eileen, Eileena, Eileene, Eilena, Eilidh, Eilionoir, Elaine, Eleanor, Elen, Elena, Elene, Elenora, Eliina, Elin, Elina, Ellen, Heleen, Ilean, Ileana, Ileanna, Ileen, Ilena, Ilene, Ilenna, Ilona, Jelena, Lean, Olena, Olenka, Olenya, Yelena are all forms of Helen.

Helen has the diminutives (nicknames) Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly.

Famous Helens

  • Helen ~ Greek Myth - The fairest woman in world who was carried to Troy by Paris causing the Trojan War., Saint
  • Helen Baxendale ~ Actress
  • Helen Hayes ~ Actress
  • Helen Herron Taft ~ U. S. First Lady (1909-1913)
  • Helen Hunt ~ Actress
  • Helen Mirren ~ Actress
  • Helen of Arcella ~ Saint
  • Helen Wills ~ Tennis Player

Helen Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Helen.

Children named Helen are often sparkling and dependable but most of all they are read more >>

Helen Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Helen in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Helen.

Just for fun, see the name Helen in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Helen in Nautical Flags page.