HELENA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ελενη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: he-LE-nah (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish), hay-LAY-nah (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Latinate form of HELEN
Related Names
VARIANTS: Elena, Helene (German), Heleen (Dutch), Elin, Elina, Helene (Swedish), Elin, Helene (Norwegian), Elin, Helene (Danish), Eliina, Elina, Heleena (Finnish), Jelena, Elena (Slovene), Jelena, Elena (Croatian), Ellen, Helen, Hellen (English), Helene (Ancient Greek), Helen, Helene (Greek Mythology)
DIMINUTIVES: Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni (German), Heleentje (Dutch), Ella, Lena (Swedish), Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Norwegian), Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene (Danish), Lena (Portuguese), Lena (Polish), Alena, Lenka (Czech), Alena, Lenka (Slovak), Ella, Heli, Leena (Finnish), Leena (Estonian), Alena, Alenka, Jela, Jelka (Slovene), Jela, Jelka (Croatian), Ella, Ellie, Elly, Lena, Nell, Elle (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Shelena (African American), Elena (Bulgarian), Hélène (French), Elene (Georgian), Elene, Eleni (Greek), Heléna (Hungarian), Léan (Irish), Elena (Italian), Helēna, Jeļena (Latvian), Elena (Lithuanian), Elena (Macedonian), Elena, Ileana, Lenuța (Romanian), Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena (Russian), Jelena, Jela, Jelica, Jelka (Serbian), Elena, Ileana, Iliana (Spanish), Olena, Lesya (Ukrainian), Elen, Elin (Welsh)
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