Name Helena Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Helena


Helena is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name 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.

What does the name Helena mean?

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


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Popularity of the name Helena

The name Helena is ranked #526 overall.

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