Helen

♀ Name Helen – Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Helen

Helen is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Helen

Helen is an English variant of the ancient Greek name Helénē / Ἑλένη. In the Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda and the wife of Menelaos. She was considered the most beautiful woman. Her kidnapping by the Trojan prince Paris resulted in the Trojan War.

Meaning of Helen

Helen means “torch” (from ancient Greek “helénē/ἑλένη”) and “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from ancient Greek “hēlios/ἥλιος” = sun/sunlight/sunshine). The name is as well derived from ancient Greek “selēnē/σελήνη” meaning “moon”.

Pronunciation of Helen

Variants of the name Helen

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Name Statistic: Helen is ranked #2391 overall ↑ 32

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 2283 ↓ -18
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 6033 ↑↑ 566
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 6928 ↓↓ -350
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 5969 ↑↑ 265
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 4500 ↑ 60
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 1293 ↑ 30
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 4531 ↓↓ -528
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 6297 ↑↑ 2309
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 10401 ↑ 22
  • 🇫🇷 France: 8805 ↓↓ -118
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 5099 ↑ 6
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 6839 ↓↓ -553
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 8614 ↑↑ 298
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 7170 ↓↓ -143
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 3285 ↓ -79
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 3513 ↑↑ 365
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 9165 ↓↓ -448
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 4037 ↓↓ -1213
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 4280 ↓↓ -258
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