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GenderFeminine
Scripts‘Ελενη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.he-LEN SwedishNorwegianDanish
he-LE-nə German
HE-LE-NE Classical Greek
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Meaning & History

Ancient Greek form of HELEN, as well as the modern Scandinavian and German form.
VariantsElin, Elina, Helen, Helena Swedish Elin, Helen, Helena Norwegian Elin, Helen, Helena Danish Elena, Helena German Helena Ancient Greek Helen, Helena Greek Mythology
DiminutivesElla, Lena Swedish Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Norwegian Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Danish Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni German
Other Languages & CulturesShelena African American Elaine Arthurian Romance Elena Bulgarian Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelica, Jelka Croatian Helena, Alena, Lenka Czech Heleen, Helena, Heleentje Dutch Ellen, Helen, Helena, Elaina, Elaine, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly English Helena, Jelena, Leena Estonian Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena Finnish Hélène French Elene Georgian Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena Greek Heléna Hungarian Helena Icelandic Léan Irish Elena, Ileana Italian Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena Latvian Elena, Jelena Lithuanian Elena Macedonian Helena, Lena Polish Helena, Lena Portuguese Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța Romanian Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena Russian Elene Sardinian Jelena, Jela, Jelica, Jelka Serbian Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka Slovak Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka Slovene Elena, Ileana Spanish Olena, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin Welsh
Same SpellingHélène
User SubmissionsHéléne, Hélené, Heléne

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