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Gender: F Origin of Helene: French variation of Helen

Whether it's pronounced with an "een" or an "aine" sound at the end, feels more dated now that the more forthright Helen or the airier Helena.

Famous People Named Helene

Hélène Cixous, French feminist poet, writer and philosopher
Helene Emma Madison, American Olympic swimmer
Helene Engelmann, Austrian figure skater
Hélène Grimaud, French pianist
Helene Fischer, German singer
Hélène Conway-Mouret, French Senator
Hélène Flautre, French MEP
Hélène Goudin, Swedish MEP
Hélène LeBlanc, Canadian MP
Hélène Laverdière, Canadian MP
Helene Mayer, German Olympic fencer
Helene Rother, German auto designer
Hélène Joy, Australian-Canadian actress
Helene White, U.S. federal judge
Anna Helene Paquin, New Zealand actress
Helene Boshoven Klum Samuel, daughter of Heidi Klum and Flavio Briatore
Helene Claire Stewart (b. 2013), daughter of American actor French Stewart

Pop Culture References for the name Helene

Also pronounced like Hel-ay-na
Helene Kuragin, character in Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
Celeste Marie Helene Dubois, witch on TV's "The Originals"
Helene Aquilla, character in Sabaa Tahir's "An Ember in the Ashes."