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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.


Variations

Helena has 6 variant forms: Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Helenna, Hellena.


Popularity

Helena is a very popular first name for females (#594 out of 4276, Top 14%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#63414 out of 88799, Top 71%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Helena for girls. Helena reached its highest rank of #222 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Helena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Helen (#404) and Helena (#502). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Helen, Helena, Lena in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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

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