Meaning and name origin
Helene \he-le-ne\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Helene is "other, foreign". Helene 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. Somewhat rarely used as a name for girls.
Helene is a very popular first name for females (#551 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Helene for girls. Helene reached its highest rank of #233 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Helene and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Helen (#404), Hellen and Helene. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).