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Meaning of Helena

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The name Helena has the following meaning:

Light. Remains highly visible throughout the years due to the legendary beauty of Helen of Troy. Her beauty caused her to be abducted, leading to the Trojan War. As the saying goes, she was "the face that launched a thousand ships". The name stayed popular throughout the ages, spawning many famous personalities such as Helen Keller and Helen Reddy.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Helena is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 576 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Helena rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 34 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 575 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Helena in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Helena is very likely a(n) Latin variant of the name Helen.

See other suggested Latin girl baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Helen.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Helena and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Helena: Boys - Alek, Dardanus, Myron, Girls - Daira, Thalia, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


The name Helena is a variant of Helen. Other popular variants of the name Helen are: Alena (Russian), Alyena (Russian), Eileen (Irish), Elaina, Elaine (English), Eleanor (French), Eleaonora (Swedish), Elena (Spanish), Elina (Russian), Eliora (Israeli), Ellen (Dutch), Elna (Danish), Haliana (Polish), Halina (Polish), Helena (Latin), Helene (French), Hellen (English), Helli (Finnish), Ilona (Hungarian), Lene (Norwegian)


We think the name Helena should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Helena to be: A pretty upper-class woman who is well-educated

In one word, you might describe Helena as a(n) "well-educated" person.

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