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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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    Aileen was never as popular here as Eileen, and now both are out along with most names that end in -een, which was perhaps overused in the 1950s. Aileen's many variations include Aila, Ailean, Aile... Read More 

  • Aili

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  • Alena

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    Alena is a modern way to say 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 way to say 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 h... 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 132--due to the overall popularity of E-names, and to Elena's accessibility as what we... Read More 

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