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Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Norwegian, Danish and Dutch variant form of HELEN. This is the name of the title character in the novel Eline Vere (1889) by the Dutch writer Louis Couperus.
VariantsElin, Helen, Helena, Helene(Norwegian) Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene(Danish) Heleen, Helena(Dutch)
DiminutivesEli, Ella, Elna, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Eli, Ella, Elna, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleentje(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helene, Helena(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Croatian) Alena, Helena, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Elaina, Elaine, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elly, Helen, Helena, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly(English) Jelena, Elina, Helena, Leena(Estonian) Eliina, Elina, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Helena, Heli, Leena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna(French) Elene(Georgian) Alena, Elena, Helena, Helene, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Eleni, Elena, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elena, Ileana(Italian) Jeļena, Elēna, Elīna, Helēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Jelena, Elena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Helena, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Ela, Jela, Jelka(Serbian) Elena, Alena, Helena, Jela, Lenka(Slovak) Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Helena, Jelka(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Ella, Elna, Helen, Helena, Helene, Lena(Swedish) Olena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
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