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Meaning and name origin
Helena \he-le-na\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Helena is "other, foreign". Helena is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. See also Jelena and Lena.
Helena is a very popular first name for females (#594 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#63414 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Helena for girls (2015 statistics).
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