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

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

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