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Helena, the Latin version of Helen is a name fit for a goddess (or baby). In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus by Leda and the most beautiful woman in the world. By abducting “the face that launched a thousand ships, “Paris began the Trojan War. The name was also a favorite of the William Shakespeare who used it two of his most well-known works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and All’s Well That Ends Well. If you find the classic Helen a bit “blah,” then the more delicate and feminine Helena may be the way to go.

Origin

Nicknames

Yamka, Lena, Helen

Syllables

3

International Variations

Olena, Ilona, Ilka, Helenka, Yamka, Lena, Helen, Ileana, Helene, Alyona

Themes

Place

Alternate Spellings

Iliana, Ileana, Helene, Helaine, Elynn

Famous Namesakes

Model Helena Christensen, Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein, Author Helen Keller

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Kelly Rutherford

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