US Popularity:849
Meaning:torch; light
Between famous authors and legendary tales, Helen is a baby girl name of Greek origin, meaning "torch" or "light." Associated with the phrase "the face that launched a thousand ships," Helen is definitely a name to keep an eye out for. In Greek mythology, it's believed that Helen of Troy —aka Zeus' daughter—was one of the most breathtaking women in the world. Helen’s abduction was the cause of the Trojan war, and she was the torch that the king of Sparta never stopped searching for. With a name like Helen, baby can be a shining light in everyone's lives.

Famous People Named Helen

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Helen Keller
  • Helen Wills Moody
    Tennis Player

Helen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Helen is currently #630 on The Bump
Girl:Helen is currently #265 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Helen is currently #849 in U.S. births
Girl:Helen is currently #313 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 34
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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