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What does Helena mean?

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


Variations

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

Helena has 29 more different forms via Eleanor, Helen: Ailene, Alene, Elana, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Ellen, Ellene, Elna, Galina, Helaine, Heleanor, Helenann, Helene, Helenora, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lena, Nelda and Yelena.


Popularity

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 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.

Alene, Eleanor (#78 last year), Elena (#121), Ellen (#656), Elna, Helen (#404), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Lena (#279) and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Helena (#502 last year) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6237%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3046%, down 51.2%), with versions such as Helen, Helene, Hellen, Ilene and Nelda falling out of style. Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Helena (#502) and Lena (#279) are four of the more trendy girl names in this compilation, and there is also a rebound in birth name usage for Eleanor, Helena and Lena. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Helena and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alene, Eleanor, Elena, Ellen, Elna, Helen, Helena, Helene, Hellen, Ileana in U.S.

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

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


Similar Names

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

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