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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HEL-ən
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Meaning & History

Variant of HELEN.
VariantsEllen, Helen, Helena
DiminutivesNell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly
Other Languages & CulturesShelena African American Helena, Helene Ancient Greek Elaine Arthurian Romance Elena Bulgarian Helena, Jelena Croatian Helena, Alena, Lenka Czech Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Danish Heleen, Helena, Heleentje Dutch Helena, Jelena, Leena Estonian Eliina, Elina, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena Finnish Hélène French Elene Georgian Elena, Helena, Helene, Alena, Lena, Lene, Leni German Elena, Eleni, Elli, Lena Greek Helen, Helena, Helene Greek Mythology Heléna Hungarian Helena Icelandic Léan Irish Elena, Ileana Italian Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena Latvian Elena, Jelena Lithuanian Elena Macedonian Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene Norwegian Helena, Lena Polish Helena, Lena Portuguese Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța Romanian Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena Russian Elene Sardinian Jelena Serbian Elena, Helena, Alena, Lenka Slovak Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka Slovene Elena, Ileana Spanish Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena Swedish Olena, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin Welsh

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute