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Helen

Helen is the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her kidnapping by Paris led to the ten year Trojan war.

Origin: Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Helene (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Greek)
  • Helena (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Finnish, Estonian, Slovene, Croatian, Ancient Greek)
  • Heleen (Dutch)
  • Hellen (English)
  • Ellen (English)
  • Elin (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh)
  • Elina (Swedish, Finnish)

 

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