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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". 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).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Helena compared with its source forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Helena only.