What does Helene mean?
Helene \he-le-ne\ as a name for girls is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Helene is "other, foreign; sun ray". Helene is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Helene is also a variant of Helen (Greek). Mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter.
Helene▼ has 29 more related variations via Eleanor, Helen: Ailene, Alene▼, Aline▼, Elen, Elena▲, Eleni, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellene, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helena▲, Helenann, Helenna, Helenora, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellena, Hellenor, Hellia, Ilene▼, Jelena, Nelle▼, Nellie▼ and Yelena.
Helene is a very popular first name for women (#551 out of 4276, Top 13%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Helene for girls. Helene reached its highest position of #233 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Helene and associated names. Eleanor (#78 last year), Elena (#121), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ellen (#656), Nelle, Nellie, Ilene, Alene, Aline and Hellen are the prominent varying forms of Helene. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1910-1919 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Helen, Ilene, Nelle, Nellie and Hellen becoming somewhat dated. Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121) and Helena (#502) are three of the more trendy girl names here, with Eleanor and Helena having a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)