Helena: baby girl name popularity and meaning

Helena

The Latin form of the Greek name Helen, meaning “bright” or “shining light.” A fitting name for a kid who will most likely turn on every light in the house - including the one in your bedroom - when she wakes up at 5 a.m.

Nicknames:

Hel, Hellie, Lena.

Famous people named Helena:

Actress Helena Bonham Carter; model Helena Christensen; beauty mogul Helena Rubinstein; Olympic fencer Helena Dow.

Fun fact:

This name is usually pronounced HEL-en-a, but can also be pronounced hel-EE-na or hel-AY-na.

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