Helene 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Helene: "bright, shining one" Origin of Helene: French variation of Helen

Helene Origin and Meaning

The name Helene is a girl's name of French origin meaning "bright, shining one".

Whether it's pronounced with an "een" or an "aine" or an "enn" sound at the end, Helene doesn't feel as current the more forthright Helen or the airier Helena. Helene reached a high of Number 228 in the US in 1916, when ene, ine and een names were all the fashion, and stayed in the Top 500 until 1962, making a final exit in 1970. It still ranks well in its native France, and even more in Norway (#70). Model Heidi Klum's daughter 'Leni' has Helene on her birth certificate.

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CecilyG Says:


It's a cute version of Helena. My bf has a grandmother named Elena, but that rhymes with his last name lol. Helene would be a good alternative that doesn't rhyme IMO.

ceruleanstardust Says:


Is this pronounced heh-lay-nee?

ShiningMoon Says:


Lovely name! Although it´s a little common where I live.

Helene Anthony Dean Says:


This is my name and I love it!

amybaldwin Says:


Love this name it's a nice break-away from Helen or Helena or Elena even (which are all beautiful!) I just like this because it's not often heard

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


This name is beautiful! A wonderful and uncommon name to consider when honoring a Helen!

MarieLalie Says:


I love this name soooo much!