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What does Helaine mean?

Helaine /he-lai-ne/ as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Helaine is "sun ray". Helaine is a version of Elaine (Greek): French version of Helen.

Associated with: greek, sun (star).


Helaine has 4 variants: Heleen, Helene, Hellen and Hellene.

Helaine has 25 more different relations via Elaine, Helen: Alaina, Alayne, Aline, Allaine, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elaini, Elane, Elayne, Elladine, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Helena, Helenna, Helia, Hellena, Hellia, Laine and Nellie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Halaine, Helainer, ..

(male) Helailey, Helaiton, ..

How popular is Helaine?

Helaine is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3721 out of 4276, Top 87%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Helaine for girls. Helaine was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #1208 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helaine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Helaine outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Helaine and related names. Alaina (#190 last year), Aline, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Hellen, Laine and Nellie (#1301) are the popular variation forms of Helaine rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Helaine was more pronounced among parents during 1920-1929 (average #881) and is now much reduced (#1277, down 95%), with forms like Helen becoming less in vogue. Alaina and Elaina are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helaine, Alaina, Aline, Elaina, Elaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laine, Nellie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Nellie outside U.S.

Similar Names


Helaine is pronounced similarly to Jaline. Other suggested similar names are Alaine, Blaine, Celine, Delaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delayne, Delcine, Delfine, Deline, Delline, Delsine (see Dulce), Felmine, Helima, Helmina, Heloise, Hermine, Hilaire, Jalaine, Jeraine, Jolaine, Julaine, Kalaine, Leraine, Melaina, Melaine, Melainey, Meline, Melvine, Raelaine, Seline, Trelaine, Zelaina and Zeline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Helaine.