Origin:Greek
Popularity:883
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

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  • Helen Keller
    Author
  • Helen Wills Moody
    Tennis Player

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