Helena is a ♀ girl’s name.
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.
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”.
The name Helena is ranked #598 overall.
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