Helen's International Variations

Helen is a girl's name with a long and legendary history. Meaning "the bright one" in Greek, she was the beautiful queen in Homer's Iliad. Here are her many foreign variations.
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  • Aileen

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    Irish Aileen continues to be more popular than Scottish Eileen, both have gotten more popular over the past couple years. Nicknames for Aileen include Isla, Lee and Lina.Read More 

  • Aili

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  • Alena

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    Alena is a modern variant of Helen. Alena might also be a spelling twist on the Slavic Alina or a long form of Lena.Read More 

  • Alena

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    Alena is a modern variant of Helen. Alena might also be a spelling twist on the Slavic Alina or a long form of Lena.Read More 

  • Alyena

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    One of the many international variations of the classic Helen.Read More 

  • Alyiona

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  • Eilidh

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    Long popular in Scotland, this attractive name is widely considered to be the Gaelic version of Helen. After the Normans introduced it into the British Isles, it was transformed into Evelyn. It... Read More 

  • Elaina

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    Sounds exotic; feels familiar. Read More 

  • Elen

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  • Elena

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    Elena, the pan-European version of Helen has never been as popular in the U.S. as it is now -- ranking at Number 106 -- due to the overall popularity of E-names, and to Elena's accessibility as... Read More 

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