What does Helen mean?

Definitions for Helen
ˈhɛl ənHe·len

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Wiktionary

  1. Helennoun

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

    Etymology: From Ἑλένη, possibly connected with ἥλιος.

  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,

    Etymology: From French Hélène, from Latin Helena, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη ( Helénē ) .

  3. Helennoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

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

    Etymology: From French Hélène, from Latin Helena, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη ( Helénē ) .

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

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.

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

How to pronounce Helen?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Thomas Nash:

    Beauty is but a flower,Which wrinkles will devourBrightness falls from the airQueens have died young and fairDust hath closed Helen's eye.I am sick, I must dieLord have mercy on us.

  2. Christopher Faraone:

    Most of the curses are what we call binding spells: they aim at binding or inhibiting the performance of a rival. A lot of them have to do with legal cases. They say things like, Bind the tongue and the thoughts of so-and-so, who is about to testify against me on Monday, we have some that are aimed at rival musicians or actors, and a couple that seem to be connected with athletics. We have some that run something like this, Bind Helen, so that she is unsuccessful when she flirts or makes love with Demetrius. But the great majority of them seem to be connected with lawsuits.

  3. Chelsea Elliott:

    When I learned about Helen Keller for the first time in the fourth grade, I surmised that I am half blind and half deaf like half Helen, what better role model than to name a nonprofit after the most extraordinary woman who overcame obstacles being blind and deaf?

  4. Helen Mirren:

    Helen Mirren's Magical Bosom.

  5. Marion Ross:

    They were hiring all kinds of actors who were down on their luck, they paid them not even minimum wage — below minimum… I didn’t have any lines, but they wanted all kinds of actors… and you worked with all these swell people, like Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset and Helen Hayes.

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