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Helen

Middle name pairings:
Helen Sidney (H.S.), ..

How popular is Helen?

Helen is a very popular first name for women (#15 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#41448 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Helen reached its apex rank of #2 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #419 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aileen (#515 last year), Ailene, Alana (#202), Aleen, Alena (#596), Alene, Alina (#172), Aline, Ayleen (#822), Eileen (#694), Eilene, Eilidh, Elaina (#291), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Elayne, Eleanor (#60), Eleanore, Elena (#106), Elene, Eleni (#1595), Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Elin (#920), Elinor (#1413), Ella (#18), Elle (#398), Ellen (#705), Ellena, Ellene, Ellie (#47), Ellinor, Elly (#1474), Ellyn, Elnora, Gala, Helaine, Helena (#534), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ileen, Ilene, Ilona, Lana (#353), Leana, Leanna (#763), Leanora, Leena (#1259), Lena (#272), Lenore, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina (#857), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie (#1247), Nelly (#1724), Nonnie, Nora (#41) and Olena are the prominent alternative forms of Helen (#419 last year). These forms of Helen were at the top of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 6.9%) and are now much less common (adoption 2.7%, 61%). Helen is the continual favorite, though Ella is now the top form, while forms like Nelda are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Aileen, Ailene, Alana, Aleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alene, Alina, Aline, Ayleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eileen, Eilene, Elaina, Elaine, Elana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elayne, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elena, Elene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleni, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Elin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elinor, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellene, Ellie, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gala, Helaine, Helena, Helene, Hellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Ileen, Ilene, Ilona, Lana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leana, Leanna, Leanora, Leena, Lena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lenore, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nonnie, Nora, Olena in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellinor, Lena, Lina, Nellie, Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

Helen is pronounced similarly to Heulwen and Jalin. Other suggested similar names are Arlen, Belen, Calen, Deren, Deven, Emelen, Galen, Glen, Haeley, Halea, Haley, Haven, Heaven, Hebe, Hedlea (see Hadley), Hedley, Hege, Heledd, Helga, Helje, Helle, Hellee, Helma, Helsa, Kalen, Kellen, Keren, Kylen, Megen, Nolen and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Helen.

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