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Helena meaning and name origin
Helena \he-le-na\ as a girl's name is a variant of Eleanor (Greek) and Helen (Greek), and the meaning of Helena is "sun ray, shining light". From Eleanor: variant of Helen. From Helen: mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter, Helen of Troy, resulted in the Trojan War. See Eleanor, Helen for more on Helena. See also Jelena and Lena. The baby name Helena sounds like Helene, Hellena, Helenna, Heleena and Helana. Other similar baby names are Celena, Selena, Delena and Yelena.
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Popularity of Helena
Helena is a very popular first name for women (#594 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#63414 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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