What does Helen mean?

Definitions for Helen
ˈhɛl ənhe·len

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Helen.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Helen, Helen of Troynoun

    (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War

Wiktionary

  1. Helennoun

    Helen of Troy, a famous beauty in classical Greek legend.

  2. Helennoun

    the daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.

    Fools on both sides! Helen must needs be fair,

  3. Helennoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    "Is her name Ellen or Helen, Miss Viner? I thought - "

  4. Etymology: From Ἑλένη, possibly connected with ἥλιος.

ChatGPT

  1. helen

    Helen is primarily a female given name derived from the Greek word 'Helene' meaning "light" or "bright". The most famous historical figure with this name is Helen of Troy from Greek mythology, who was considered the most beautiful woman in the world, and whose abduction triggered the Trojan War. Other variations of the name exist in different cultures and languages.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Helen

    the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta; the most beautiful of women, who was carried off to Troy by Paris, to revenge whose abduction the princes of Greece, who had pledged themselves to protect her, made war on Troy, a war which lasted ten years.

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    Song lyrics by helen -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by helen on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HELEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Helen is ranked #73215 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Helen surname appeared 265 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Helen.

    65.2% or 173 total occurrences were White.
    16.2% or 43 total occurrences were Black.
    7.1% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Helen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3718

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Helen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2505

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Helen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Helen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Helen in a Sentence

  1. Jasmine Zeleny:

    Unfortunately, the snakes preferred exit point was blocked after being spooked by Helen sitting down, and it lashed out in fear.

  2. Elmo Patrick Sonnier:

    I love Helen Prejean.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

  4. Damian Lewis:

    Many people have spoken about her career and many more will, so that's where I'll leave it because it strikes me that two things are happening this weekend: an outpouring of grief and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory the actress from fans everywhere, and of Helen the person, and that's who I want to talk about.

  5. Helen Perry:

    [ I had ] 60 hours in a lovely cabin with a gorgeous view … best sick bed I've ever stayed in, i enjoyed Helen Perry enormously in spite of it.

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