Helen

Gender:girl

Meaning:Bright

Origin:Greek

Pronunciation:HEL en

Variations:Hellen

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About Helen

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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.

Detailed Meaning

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 Nicknames

Possible nickname options for Helen include Hel or Helly/Helli.

Related Names

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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