- (born Helen Hayes Brown) 1900-93; U.S. actress
- 1822-93; 19th president of the U.S. (1877-81)
a feminine name: dim. Nell, Nellie, Nelly; var. Eleanor, Ellen, Helena; equiv. Fr. Elaine, Hélène, It. & Sp. Elena
Origin of Helen; from French or L: French Hélène ; from Classical Latin Helena ; from Classical Greek Helen?, literally , torch
The daughter of Zeus and Leda and wife of Menelaus, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris caused the Trojan War.
Origin of HelenGreek Helen&emacron;; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.