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International Variations of Helen

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.

  • Aileen

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    Irish Aileen and Scottish Eileen may be pronounced the same way or Aileen can be pronounced with a long a at the beginning. While neither is particularly stylish, Aileen is slightly more popular... 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, a pan-European version of Helen, has never been as popular in the U.S. as it is now thanks to the overall popularity of El-names. It's more exotic than Ellen or Eleanor, but still... Read More 

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