What does Helena mean?
Helena [he-le-na] as a name for girls is a Greek name, 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 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:
(female) Heleone, Hilena, ..
(male) Helan, Helehas, ..
How 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 history 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 #534. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ailene, Alena (#596 from recent data), Alene, Elana (#1522), Eleanor (#60), Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Ellen (#705), Ellene, Elna, Helaine, Helen (#419), Helene, Hellen, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Leana, Lena (#272) and Nelda are the popular variation forms of Helena (#534 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Helena was more pronounced among parents in the 1920s (median #985) and has become significantly diminished since (#1419, 88% less usage). Helen has historically been popular among parents, though Elena has grown trendy as well, while versions like Hellen used to be popular.
Suggested similar names are Allena, Belen▲, Belenda, Belona, Ceilena, Celeena, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celina▼, Celyna, Cerena, Colena, Dalena, Delana, Deleena, Delena, Delene, Ellena, Galena, Geena, Halea, Haleema, Haleima, Halima, Halma, Hedlea (see Hadley), Heledd, Helga, Helima, Helisa, Helma, Helmina, Hena, Heulwen, Hilma▼, Ilena, Jeena, Jelina, Jolena, Kalena, Keena, Kerena, Leena, Malena, Meena, Melana, Meleena, Melene, Melesa, Melina▲, Melvena, Milena▲, Neena, Olena, Orlena, Raelena, Salena, Selena▼, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selyna, Serena, Sylena, Teena, Terena, Tylena, Valena, Verena, Yalena, Zeena, Zelenia, Zelenya and Zelina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Helena.See names in meaning and etymology.