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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).


Helene has 3 variants: Helaine, Hellen and Hellene.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helene name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Helene outside U.S.

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 (usage of 0.6854%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2699%, down 60.6%), with versions like Helen, Alene, Aline, Hellen and Helene 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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelle, Nellie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Celene, Delene, Melene, Selene and Zelene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Helene.