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Meaning and name origin

Helen \he-len\ as a girl's name is pronounced HEL-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Helen is "sun ray". Mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter, Helen of Troy, resulted in the Trojan War. Hers was "the face that launched a thousand ships". There was a Saint Helena, mother to Constantine the Great, whose purity allowed her to discover the True Cross. See also Alanna. Writer Helen Keller; actresses Helen Hayes, Helen Hunt, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham-Carter; publisher Helen Gurley Brown; singer Helen Reddy.

Helen has 78 variant forms: Aileen, Ailene, Aleanor, Alene, Aline, Eileen, Eilidh, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Elianora, Elinor, Ella, Elladine, Elleanora, Elle, Ellee, Ellen, Ellenora, Ellette, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helenore, Helena, Helene, Helenann, Helenna, Helene, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leanora, Lena, Lenore, Leonara, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lienor, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nellette, Nelliana, Nellie, Nelly, Nonnie, Nora and Yelena.

For more information, see also related girl names Alana, Alena, Alina, Elen, Elin, Leanna, Olena and Yalena.


Popularity

Helen is a very popular first name for females (#15 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33649 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Helen for girls (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helen name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Helen and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aileen, Alana, Alanna, Alena, Alene, Alina, Aline, Eileen, Eilidh, Elaina, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Eleonora, Elin, Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Ellinor, Elly, Elnora, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Lana, Leanna, Lena, Lenore, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nellie, Nelly and Nora. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alana, Alanna, Alena, Alene, Alina, Aline, Eileen, Elaina, Elaine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Eleonora, Elin, Elinor, Ella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elnora, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lana, Leanna, Lena, Lenore, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina, Nelda, Nell in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nelly, Nora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alana, Alanna, Alena, Alina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eileen, Eilidh, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleni, Elin, Ella, Elle, Ellen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Ellinor, Elly, Helen, Helena outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lana, Leanna, Lena, Lina, Nellie outside U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Belen and Helma. These names tend to be less commonly used than Helen.

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