HelfridfSwedish The origins of this name (first documented in 1816) are uncertain, though it could be a Swedish feminine form of Helfried or a variant of Hallfrid (the Norwegian form of Hallfríðr), the initial syllable possibly influenced by Helga (which is ultimately related to the first element in Eloise).
HelianthafDutch (Rare) Means "sunflower" in Greek, from ‘Ηλιος (helios) "sun" and ανθος (anthos), "flower".
HelianthefDutch (Rare) Derived from Hélianthe, the French name for Helianthus, which is a genus of plants. It is ultimately derived from Greek helianthos meaning "sun-flower", from Greek helios "sun" and anthos "flower".
HelicefGreek Mythology (Latinized), Astronomy Latinized form of Greek Ἑλικη (Helike) which means "circling one", from Greek ἕλιξ (helix) "spiral" (genitive ἕλικος (helikos)). In antiquity, Helike was a common name for the northern constellation Ursa Major... [more]
HeliciafEnglish Apparently from the name of a plant genus meaning "spiral-shaped" from Greek helix (genitive helikos; see Helice), perhaps via Latin.
HeliefGreek Mythology One of the Heliades, seven daughters of Helios the sun god. When their brother Phaethon was struck from the chariot of the sun by Zeus, they gathered in their grief and were transformed into poplar-trees and their tears were transformed into golden amber... [more]
HeliotropefEnglish (Rare) Refers to a flowering plant (Heliotropium) whose tiny flowers range from white to blue or purple, and by extension the color, a pink-purple tint, inspired by the flower. It is derived from the Ancient Greek Ἥλιος (helios) "sun" and τροπεῖν (tropein) "to turn", because of the belief that heliotrope flowers turned to face the direction of the sun.
HelissentfMedieval French Probably from an Old French form of the Germanic name Alahsind, which is composed of the elements alah "temple" and sinþs "path" (compare Elisenda).
HellawesfArthurian Romance Probably a variant of Helewise. It occurs in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur' belonging to a sorceress who creates the chapel perilous, the setting of one of the quests of Sir Lancelot, and falls in love with the knight... [more]
HellivesafGermanic Mythology A minor Germanic goddess whose functions have been lost to time. She was worshipped in Germania Inferior, a Roman province located on the west bank of the Rhine and bordering the North Sea.
HelmbaldmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German helm "helmet, protection" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
HelmbertmAncient Germanic Derived from Old High German helm "helmet, protection" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
HelmburgfAncient Germanic The first element is derived from Old High German helm "helmet, protection." The second element is derived from Gothic bairgan (bergan in Old High German) "to keep, to save, to preserve", or from Old High German burg "fortress."
HelryxfPopular Culture Helryx was the first Toa of Water, as well as the first Toa created. She was a former member of the Hand of Artakha, and after its disbandment, she formed the Order of Mata Nui and became its leader... [more]
HelsinfLiterature The title figure of the children's novel 'Helsin Apelsin und der Spinner' by Stefanie Höfler.... [more]
HemitheafGreek Mythology Means "demigoddess" in Greek. In Greek myth this name belonged to a goddess who was formerly the mortal woman Molpadia. It was also borne by the sister of Tenes, locked in a chest with her brother and cast out to sea and together landing on an island where Tenes reigned as king... [more]
HeniochefGreek Mythology Derived from Greek ἡνίοχος (hêniochos) meaning "charioteer, driver, one who holds the reins", itself derived in part from the word ἡνία (hênia) "reins, bridle". In Greek mythology this was an epithet of the goddess Hera... [more]