About HelenGo back to names list
Helen is a beautiful, classical name that has roots that goes back centuries. If you are looking for something elegant and traditional, Helen is a great choice.
The mythical Helen of Troy was known as ‘the face which launched a thousand ships.’ The name has associations of extreme beauty.
Famous People With This Name
Helen Hunt is an American actress best known for her role in the romcom, “As Good as it Gets,” which won her an Oscar. Helen Keller was an American author, and the first deaf-blind person to get a bachelor’s degree. Helen Beatrix Potter was a British children’s author who created the character Peter Rabbit.
Possible nickname options for Helen include Hel or Helly/Helli.
Helen can also be spelt Hellen, and a related name is Helena.
Stories Featuring This Name
Helen of Troy was the daughter of Zeus and Leda who was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. She was abducted by Prince Paris of Troy and brought about the Trojan War. Helen Schlegel is a character in E.M Foster’s “Howard’s End.” Helen Thermopolis was Mia’s mother in “The Princess Diaries.”
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