Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain. It was borne by the Brazilian archbishop Dom Hélder Câmara (1909-1999) who was noted for his charity. It could be from the name of the Dutch town of Den Helder (possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch). Alternatively, it might be derived from the Germanic given name Hulderic.

Related Names

VariantsElder, Helder
Same SpellingHelder


Entry updated December 3, 2014