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pinWhat does Helena mean?

Helena /he-le-na/ as a name for girls. Helena's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of Helena is "other, foreign; sun ray". Helena is an alternate form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Helena is also a Latin form of Helen (Greek). See also Jelena and Lena.


Helena has 6 variants: Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Helenna and Hellena.

Helena has 32 more different relations via Eleanor, Helen: Ailene, Alena, Alene, Elana, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Ellen, Ellene, Elna, Galina, Helaine, Heleanor, Heleen, Helenann, Helene, Helenora, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Leana, Lena, Nelda and Yelena.

Kreatif forms: Heilena, Herlena. [more]

pinHow popular is Helena?

Helena is a very popular first name for females (#594 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#68360 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Helena for girls. Helena entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #222 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #502. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Alena (#617 from recent data), Alene, Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Ellen (#656), Elna, Helen (#404), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Leana, Lena (#279) and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Helena (#502 from recent data) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Helena was more pronounced among parents during 1920-1929 (median #459) and is somewhat less today (#710, 46% less). Helen has historically been popular among parents, though Alena has grown trendy as well, while versions like Helen, Helene, Hellen, Ilene and Nelda used to be popular. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Helena and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helena, Alena, Alene, Eleanor, Elena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellen, Elna, Helen, Helene, Hellen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ileana, Ilene, Leana, Lena, Nelda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Ellen, Lena outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Celena, Delena, Helima, Helma and Selena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Helena.