Helen meaning

hĕl'ən
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.
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A feminine name: dim. Nell, Nellie, Nelly; var. Eleanor, Ellen, Helena; equiv. Fr. Elaine, Hélène, It. & Sp. Elena.
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(Greek mythology) The daughter of Zeus and Leda, considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
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A female given name.
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Origin of helen

  • Greek Helenē wel-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French Hélène, from Latin Helena, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē).
    From Wiktionary