Helen



Gender:
Origin: Greek
1487 famous people named Helen found on Wikipedia.
1019024 female, 3104 male in US.
Most recent ranking: 413-th in year 2018
Best ranking: 2nd in year 1919
Used in: Danish, English, Mythology, Norwegian, Swedish

Meanings

Helen is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Greek name Ἑλένη Helenē (dialectal variant: Ἑλένα Helena) whose etymology is unknown; a derivation of the latter from ἑλένη, a variant form of ἑλάνη, i.e. "torch", is considered "rather uncertain". Another possible derivation is from Greek Σελήνη Selene, meaning 'moon'. Helen of Troy is a character in Greek mythology. The name was widely used by early Christians due to Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine I, who according to legend found a piece of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified when she traveled to Jerusalem. Helen enjoyed a massive burst of popularity in the United States during the first half of the 20th century, when it was one of the top ten names for baby girls, but became less common following World War 2.


Fem. proper name, from French Hélène, from Latin Helena, from Greek Helene, fem. proper name, probably fem. of helenos "the bright one." In Greek legend, the sister of Castor and Pollux and wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. Her elopement with Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. Among the top 10 popular names for girl babies in the U.S. born between 1890 and 1934.


Greek mythological character of Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of the Spartan king Menelaos. Means: torch, brightness.

Famous People: 1487 found on Wikipedia.
Popularity Name Birth Year Description
1 Helen Keller 1880 American author and political activist
2 Helen Mirren 1945 British actress
3 Helen Hunt 1963 American actress, film director, and screenwriter
4 Helen McCrory 1968 British actress
5 Helen 1938 Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent
6 Helen Baxendale 1970 English actress
7 Helen Slater 1963 Actress, singer-songwriter
8 Helen George 1984 English television actress
9 Helen Skelton 1983 TV presenter
10 Helen Reddy 1941 Australian actress
11 Helen Glover 1986 British rower
12 Helen Flanagan 1990 English actress and model
13 Helen Pitts Douglass 1838 American suffragist and abolitionist
14 Helen Sharman 1963 British chemist who became the first Briton in space
15 Helen Clark 1950 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand
16 Helen Thomas 1920 American author and journalist
17 Helen Shapiro 1946 British singer and actor
18 Helen Kane 1904 American actress
19 Helen Shaver 1951 Canadian actor and director
20 Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig 1925 Holocaust survivor and Schindlerjude
21 Helen Fielding 1958 British writer
22 Helen Chamberlain 1967 Television presenter
23 Helen Martin 1909 American actress
24 Helen Worth 1951 English actress
25 Helen Bailey 1965
26 Helen Richardson 1981 English field hockey player
27 Helen Zille 1951 Politician from South Africa
28 Helen Frankenthaler 1928 American artist
29 Helen Maroulis 1991 American female wrestler
30 Helen Prejean 1939 Advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
31 Helen Gandy 1897 Civil servant
32 Helen Herron Taft 1861 First Lady to William Howard Taft
33 Helen Gurley Brown 1922 American author, editor, publisher, and businesswoman
34 Helen Lederer 1954 British comedian
35 Helen Menken 1901 American actress
36 Helen of Greece and Denmark 1896 Queen Mother of Romania, Righteous Among the Nations
37 Helen Walton 1919 American politician
38 Helen Hunt Jackson 1830 Novelist
39 Helen Delich Bentley 1923 American politician
40 Helen Svedin 1976 Swedish model
41 Helen Atkinson-Wood 1955 British actress and comedienne
42 Pepsi DeMacque 1958 British singer
43 Helen Fisher 1947 Canadian anthropologist
44 Helen Willetts 1972 British meteorologist and badminton player
45 Helen Czerski 1978 British physicist
46 Helen Brach 1911 Heiress
47 Helen Macdonald 1970 British writer
48 Helen Duncan 1897 British medium
49 Helen Oyeyemi 1984 British author
50 Helen Buday 1962 Australian actor and singer
51 Helen Suzman 1917 South African politician
52 Helen Carter 1927 American musician
53 Helen Wills 1905 American tennis player
54 Helen Gahagan Douglas 1900 Actress and politician
55 Helen Twelvetrees 1908 Actress from the United States
56 Helen Dunmore 1952 British novelist
57 Helen Forrest 1917 American singer (1917-1999)
58 Helen Fraser 1942 British actress
59 Helen Garner 1942 Australian author
60 Helen Terry 1956 British singer
61 Helen Fabela Chávez 1928 American labor unionist
62 Helen O'Connell 1920 American actress and singer
63 Helen Fospero 1966 British journalist
64 Helen Dallimore 1971 Australian actress
65 Helen B. Taussig 1898 American cardiologist
66 Helen Castor 1968 English historian
67 Helen Joseph 1905 British activist
68 Helen Masters 1963 British actress
69 Helen Rollason 1956 British television presenter
70 Helen Pai American television writer, director, and producer
71 Helen Zaltzman 1980 British writer
72 Helen Monks
73 Helen Schucman 1909 Clinical Psychologist
74 Helen Marnie 1978 British musician
75 Helen Beardsley 1930 American writer
76 Helen Caldicott 1938 Australian physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate
77 Helen Morse 1947 Australian actress
78 Helen Lewis 1983 British journalist
79 Helen Grace 1971 English television and theatre actress
80 Helen Stephens 1918 Athletics competitor
81 Helen Gamboa 1948 Veteran Filipina actress, singer, and former beauty queen
82 Helen Kleeb 1907 Actress
83 Helen Paul Nigerian singer and actor
84 Helen Westcott 1928 American actress
85 Helen Kelly 1964 New Zealand trade unionist
86 Helen Geake 1967 Archaeologist
87 Helen Nearing 1904 American writer
88 Helen Kushnick 1945 American talent agent and television producer for Jay Leno
89 Helen Cherry 1915 English actress
90 Helen Merrill 1930 American singer
91 Helen Schneider 1952 American singer
92 Helen Pearson 1959 British actress
93 Helen Churchill Candee 1858 American writer
94 Helen Jane Long 1974 British musician
95 Helen Chandler 1906 American actress
96 Helen Yao 1983 Chinese actress
97 Helen Palmer Geisel 1899 American writer
98 Helen Walker 1920 American actress
99 Helen Vreeswijk 1961 Dutch writer
100 Helen Levitt 1913 American photographer
101 Helen Boaden 1956 Director of BBC radio
102 Helen Cornelius 1941 Singer-songwriter
103 Helen Duval 1965 Former Dutch pornographic actress
104 Helen Wagner 1918 Actress
105 Helen Grant 1961 British politician
106 Helen Daniels
107 Helen Beverley 1916 American actress
108 Helen Meles Eritrean singer and actress
109 Helen Vendler 1933 American literary critic
110 Helen Morgan 1952 British model
111 Helen Goodman 1958 British politician
112 Helen Kilpatrick 1958 Governor of the Cayman Islands
113 Helen Betty Osborne 1952 Canadian murder victim
114 Helen Murray Free 1923 American chemist and educator
115 Helen Martins Brazilian journalist
116 Helen Adams 1978 Reality television contestant
117 Helen Broderick 1891 Actress
118 Helen Gallagher 1926 American actress (born July 19, 1926)
119 Helen Chenoweth-Hage 1938 American politician
120 Helen Steiner Rice 1900 American poet
121 Helen Baylor 1953 American musician
122 Helen Taft Manning 1891 American educator
123 Helen Sjöholm 1970 Swedish singer and actress
124 Helen Marten 1985 English artist
125 Helen MacInnes 1907 20th-century Scottish-American author
126 Helen Lansdowne Resor 1886 American businesswoman
127 Helen O'Hara 1955 British singer
128 Helen Rose 1904 American costume designer
129 Helen Magnus 1850
130 Helen Roseveare 1925 British missionary
131 Helen Chadwick 1953 English artist
132 Helen Hill 1970 Filmmaker, animator, activist
133 Helen Clay Frick 1888 American philanthropist
134 Helen Ghosh 1956 British civil servant
135 Helen Hayes 1974 British politcian
136 Helen Bannerman 1862 British writer
137 Helen Jewett 1813 New York City prostitute and murder victim
138 Helen Traubel 1899 Singer
139 Helen Westley 1875 Actress
140 Helen Morrison 1942 American psychiatrist
141 Helen Mack 1913 American actress
142 Helen Cunningham
143 Helen Jenkins 1984 Triathlete
144 Helen McCarthy 1951 British journalist, anime writer
145 Helen Jacobs 1908 US tennis player
146 Helen Oxenbury 1938 Book illustrator
147 Helen Razer 1968 Australian radio broadcaster
148 Helen Darville 1972 Australian writer
149 Helen Vela 1946 Actor, broadcaster, producer
150 Helen Hope Montgomery Scott 1904 Philadelphian socialite and philanthropist
151 Helen LaKelly Hunt 1949 American activist
152 Helen Ukpabio 1969 Nigerian christian leader
153 Helen Slayton-Hughes 1930 American actress
154 Helen Vinson 1907 Actress
155 Helen Allingham 1848 English watercolour painter and illustrator
156 Helen Shaw 1897 American actress
157 Helen Cohan 1910 Actress
158 Helen Thorpe American journalist
159 Helen Greiner 1967 American computer scientist, engineer and entrepreneur
160 Helen Mar Kimball 1828 Wife of Joseph Smith, Jr.
161 Helen Whately 1976
162 Helen Humes 1913 American jazz and blues singer
163 Helen Rappaport 1947 Historian
164 Helen Dukas 1896 Einstein's secretary
165 Helen Richey 1946 Australian dancer
166 Helen Edmundson 1964 British playwright
167 Helen Hild 1926 American professional wrestler and model (1926-1984)
168 Helen of Anjou 1236 Serbian queen
169 Helen Forrester 1919 British writer
170 Helen Singer Kaplan 1929 American sex therapist
171 Helen Sparingga 1953
172 Helen Stenborg 1925 Actress
173 Helen McEntee 1986 Person
174 Helen Jones 1954 British politician
175 Helen Tronstad 1952 Swedish meteorologist
176 Helen Parrish 1923 American actress
177 Helen Arney British physicist,, stand-up comedian and musician.
178 Helen Shingler 1919 British actress
179 Helen Wellings Australian consumer advocate and journalist
180 Helen Quinn 1943 Australian physicist
181 Helen Haye 1874 Actress
182 Helen Berhane 1975 Eritrean musicians
183 Helen Andelin 1920 Founder of the Fascinating Womanhood Movement
184 Helen Dortch Longstreet 1863 Captain in the American Revolution, settler
185 Helen Kapalos 1971 Australian journalist
186 Helen Tamiris 1905 American choreographer
187 Helen Housby 1995
188 Helen Ryan 1938 Actress
189 Helen Newlove, Baroness Newlove 1961 British anti-violence campaigner
190 Helen Coonan 1947 Australian politician; Senator for New South Wales
191 Helen Zia 1952 American journalist
192 Helen Rowland 1875 American journalist
193 Helen Sawyer Hogg 1905 Astronomer
194 Helen Latham 1976 British actress
195 Helen Pidd 1981 English journalist
196 Helen Taylor 1831 English feminist, writer and actress
197 Helen Williams
198 Helen Alfredsson 1965 Professional golfer
199 Helen Petinos 1993 Association footballer
200 Helen Hay Whitney 1876 American poet, writer, racehorse owner/breeder, socialite, and philanthropist