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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EL-ən
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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
VariantsHelen, Helena, Hellen
Other Languages & CulturesShelena(African American) Helena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena, Jelena, Jela, Jelka(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, Jela, Jelka(Serbian) Elena, Helena, Alena, Jela, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Jelka(Slovene) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Lena(Swedish) Olena, Lesya(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
Same SpellingEllen (2)

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