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Popularity
1.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Helen

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Light
  • #40 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
33k Helena (Greek)
2k Helaine (English)

How popular is the name "Helen" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18806366360#35 girl name
18816196127#43 girl name
18828388380#31 girl name
18838678625#35 girl name
18849869860#33 girl name
18851,1401,1346#28 girl name
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18954,0404,02317#3 girl name
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191836,23036,15080#2 girl name
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193216,46416,37589#8 girl name
193314,72614,64482#8 girl name
193414,14914,10049#9 girl name
193512,84512,77867#10 girl name
193612,28512,23352#11 girl name
193711,51611,45066#12 girl name
193810,89610,83264#13 girl name
193910,46110,41645#16 girl name
194010,24010,20139#18 girl name
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194210,05110,01437#26 girl name
19439,8369,79838#28 girl name
19448,7278,69136#31 girl name
19458,3328,30230#31 girl name
19468,8848,85133#36 girl name
19479,0028,97824#38 girl name
19488,3288,30622#40 girl name
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19516,9546,94014#54 girl name
19526,4886,47117#63 girl name
19536,1416,12120#65 girl name
19545,9555,94114#72 girl name
19555,6155,59718#78 girl name
19565,2975,28017#90 girl name
19575,0275,01314#95 girl name
19584,7814,76120#100 girl name
19594,3944,37915
19604,0804,07010
19613,8673,85512
19623,6043,58816
19633,3493,3409
19643,1043,0959
19652,8182,80414
19662,4542,4495
19672,1582,1508
19681,8931,88112
19691,8681,85810
19701,7231,7149
19711,4501,4419
19721,2541,2459
19731,1341,1340
19741,1471,1407
19751,0641,0586
19769509419
19779989926
19789299245
19798848795
19809109100
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Want to know about the populiarty of Helen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,019,006 babies born with the name Helen in the United States. That's more than enough Helens to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 636 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Helen" was in 1918 with a total of 36,150 babies. (That's a lot of baby Helens)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Helen" ranks #18 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 253 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 10,051 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Helen" mean?

Helen (Greek): Light

The name "Helen" is of Greek origin and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Neleh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ehlne". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Helen popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Helen in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Helen

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is an actor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1965 to present. Helen was born in 1945 as Helen Lydia Mironoff in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt is an actress, director, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to present. Helen was born in 1963 as Helen Elizabeth Hunt in Culver City, California, U.S.

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Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan is an actress, model, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Helen was born in 1990 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK.

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Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter is a children's author and illustrator. Beatrix was born in 1866 as Helen Beatrix Potter in Kensington, London, England.

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Helen Slater

Helen Slater is an actress and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Helen was born in 1963 as Helen Rachel Slater in Bethpage, New York, U.S.

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Sade Adu

Sade Adu is a singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger specializing in smooth jazz, soul, jazz, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Sade was born in 1959 as Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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Past life for Helen born Feb 20, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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