Helena

♀ Name Helena – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Helena

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Helena is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Helena

Helena is a Latin variant of the ancient Greek name Helénē / Ἑλένη. In the Greek mythology, Helena was the daughter of Zeus and Leda and was considered the most beautiful woman.

Meaning of Helena

Helena means “torch” (from ancient Greek “helánē/ἑλάνη”) and “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from ancient Greek “hēlios/ἥλιος” = sun/sunlight/sunshine).

Pronunciation of Helena

Alternate spelling of Helena

Hélèna

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