Origin:Greek
Popularity:1005
Meaning:shining light
Invite some light into your life with this classic name. Helena, a Greek girl's name, means "shining light" and is a variant of the names Eleanor and Helen. It offers a youthful sound that's carefully balanced with its old-fashioned feel. As further proof that you have a great sense of style, look to famous bearers of the name like iconic actress Helena Bonham Carter and supermodel Helena Christensen.

Famous People Named Helena

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  • Helena
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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