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What does Hellena mean?

Hellena Pronunciation of Hellena [hel-lena] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Hellena means "sun ray". Hellena is an alternate form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".

Associated with: greek, sun.


Hellena has 6 variants: Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Helena and Helenna.

16 more different relations via Helen: Alena, Elena, Ellen, Helaine, Heleen, Helenann, Helene, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Jelena, Nelliana and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Halna, Helleta, ..

(male) Hellan, Hellea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hellena Susana (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hellena?

Hellena is an uncommon first name for females. Hellena is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hellena (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Alena (#596 in 2015), Elena (#106), Ellen (#705), Helaine, Helen (#419), Helena (#534), Helene and Hellen. Other variants, like Halina, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Hellena was at its most widespread a century ago (average #721) and is now significantly lower (#1045, down 93.8%), with versions such as Ellen becoming less in vogue. Helen has been the most prominent, although Elena seems to be becoming a favorite too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Elena, Ellen, Helaine, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helena, Helene, Hellen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Allena, Bellina, Bellona, Ceilena, Celeena, Celena, Cellina, Collena, Deleena, Delena, Dellene, Dellina, Ellena, Haleema, Hedlea (see Hadley), Helima, Helle, Hellee, Helma, Helmina, Heulwen, Kellen, Kellina, Meleena, Mellina, Melvena, Nellene, Selena and Zelleana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hellena.

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