sun ray or shining light
Helen as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning "sun ray or shining light". In mythology, the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter, Helen of Troy, resulted in the Trojan War. Hers was "the face that launched a thousand ships". There was a Saint Helena, mother to Constantine the Great, whose purity allowed her to discover the True Cross.
Royal Baby Names
Lady Helen Taylor, born on April 28, 1964, is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. When she and Timothy Taylor married in 1992, she wore a custom dress with a design inspired by Windsor Castle, the wedding venue. Helen is 40th in line to the throne of Great Britain and has four children who follow her in succession. Her public service focus is on a children’s cancer charity.
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