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What does Hellene mean?

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

Associated with: greek, sun.


Hellene has 4 variants: Helaine, Heleen, Helene and Hellen.

20 more different relations via Helen: Ailene, Alene, Ellee, Ellen, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Heleentje, Helena, Helenna, Helenore, Hella, Hellena, Hellenor, Hellia, Ilene, Jelena, Nellette, Nellie and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Halene, Helleni, ..

(male) Hellener, Helleus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hellene Aadya (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hellene?

Hellene is an uncommon first name for females. Hellene is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Hellene (not ranked) are Helen (#419 the previous year), Helena (#534), Ellen (#705), Nellie (#1247), Hellen, Ilene, Alene, Helaine, Ailene and Helene. Other variants, like Hella, are seldom used. These relations of Hellene were popular as baby names in the 1900s (usage of 5.8%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.09%, 98% less), with forms like Ellen falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ailene, Alene, Ellen, Helaine, Helen in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Hellene is alike in pronunciation to Heulwen. Other recommended names are Adalene, Aldene, Allene, Arleene, Arlene, Cailene, Carlene, Celene, Celenne, Colene, Collene, Delene, Deline, Dellene, Delline, Delsine (see Dulce), Delyne, Eileene, Eilene, Ellane, Ellene, Elvene, Erlene, Evelene, Feyline, Gaylene, Gerdene (see Geraldine), Halle, Halley, Hallie, Harlene, Hedlie, Hedwenn, Helle, Hellee, Helmina, Hillie, Hollee, Holles, Illene, Jaylene, Jenene, Jerilene, Jewelene, Jillene, Jolene, Jollene, Juelline, Kalene, Kellee, Kellen, Maylene, Melene, Myrlene, Nellene, Nolene, Paulene, Perline, Polline (see Paulina), Raelene, Roelene, Rollene, Selene, Selyne, Serene, Shalene, Talene, Terrene, Valene, Verlene, Willene, Yoslene, Zelene and Zeline. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hellene.

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