Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HEHL-ən
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Helen.

Related Names

VariantsEllen, Helen, Helena, Elena
DiminutivesNell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Alena(Belarusian) Elena(Bulgarian) Helena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Ela(Croatian) Helena, Alena, Elen, Helenka, Lenka(Czech) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena(Dutch) Elena, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Heli, Helle, Leena(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Lena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Léna, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Elena, Ellen, Helena, Helene, Alena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Leni(German) Elena, Eleni, Lena(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Ella, Léna(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan(Irish) Elena, Ileana(Italian) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elena, Jelena(Lithuanian) Elena(Macedonian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Helle, Lena, Lene(Norwegian) Helena, Helenka, Lena(Polish) Helena, Lena(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Ilinca, Lenuța(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena(Serbian) Elena, Helena, Alena, Lenka(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Alena, Alenka, Ela(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana(Spanish) Elin, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Ella, Elna, Lena, Nellie, Nelly(Swedish) Olena, Lena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)

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Name Days

Estonia: August 18

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Entry updated February 28, 2019