Name Helena

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Helena

Helena is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Helena

Helena is a Latin variant of the ancient Greek name Helénē (Ἑλένη). In Greek mythology, Helena 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 Helena

Helena 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 Helena

Variants of the name Helena

Hélèna

Helena in the categories

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Name Statistic: Helena is ranked #715 overall ↓ -15

  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 211 ↓ -12
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 427 ↓ -8
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 485 ↓ -12
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 1226 ↓↓ -106
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 1226 ↑↑ 1661
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1313 ↓ -36
  • 🇫🇷 France: 1368 ↓ -34
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 1408 ↓ -11
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 1569 ↓ -77
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 1656 ↓↓ -131
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 1736 ↓↓ -209
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 2114 ↑↑ 1100
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 2135 ↓↓ -133
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 2269 ↓ -68
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 2270 ↓↓ -128
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 2441 ↓↓ -119
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 2510 ↓↓ -171
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 3440 ↓↓ -343
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 7280 ↑↑ 1107

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