Helena as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Helena is "shining light". Helena is a variant of the Greek names Eleanor and Helen.
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Helena, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, had a brief fling with her father’s librarian, who was quickly ousted. Rather than let her daughter dally with a “servant,” the queen matched her with Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, whom Helena married and had six children with. Helena kept busy with a heavy load of charity work and had a particular interest in nursing. She was president of the Royal British Nurses Association and a founding member of the British Red Cross.
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