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Helena - Meaning of Helena

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[ 3 syll. he-le-na, hel-ena ] The baby girl name Helena is pronounced in Danish, German, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish as HHeh-LEH-Naa, or in Dutch as HHey-LEY-Naa †. Helena is of Old Greek origin, and it is used largely in the Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Polish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages. Helena is a variation of Helen (English).

Alenka (Russian and Slavic diminutive form) and Alena (Czech, German, Russian, and Slavic short form) are variants of Helena.

See also the related categories, portuguese, spanish, czech, dutch, hawaiian, polish, scandinavian, finnish, and german.

Helena is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1902 with 0.047% of baby girls being given the name Helena. It ranked at #270 then. The baby name has since experienced a substantial decline in popularity, and is in recent years of only irregular use. In 2016, it ranked at #518 with a usage of 0.031%, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Helen, among all girl names in its group. It was used 36% more than Helena in 2016.

Baby names that sound like Helena include Haleema, Halima, Halimah, Halina, Halona, Halyna, Helene, Helina, Helmeen, Helmine, Hilani, Holeene, Hollyanne, Hueleene, Halemano, Halolani, Hualani, Galiana, Hoalohalani, and Halam.

† Pronunciation for Helena: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"

Details of famous persons named Helena:
Actress Helena Bonham Carter, born 26 May 1966, Golders Green, London, England.
Model Helena Christensen, born 25 December 1968, Copenhagen, Denmark.


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