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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Helder

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  • According to a user from Sweden, the name Helder is of Unknown origin and means "Clear or light".
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From earlier heller, derived from or related to hel (“bright”), though the origin of the suffix -er is unknown.

Notable Persons Named Helder

Hélder Costa is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, S.L. Benfica, S.L. Benfica B, Deportivo de La Coruña, Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. Hélder was born on January 12th, 1994 in Luanda, Angola.


Hélder Postiga is a soccer player for the Rio Ave F.C., Varzim S.C., FC Porto, FC Porto B, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., AS Saint-Étienne, Panathinaikos F.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Real Zaragoza, Valencia CF, S.S. Lazio, Deportivo de La Coruña, Atlético de Kolkata, and Portugal national under-21 foot. Hélder was born on August 2nd, 1982 in Vila do Conde, Portugal.


Hélder Lopes is a soccer player for the F.C. Paços de Ferreira, Padroense F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, SC Mirandela, S.C. Espinho, C.D. Tondela, and S.C. Beira-Mar. Hélder was born on January 4th, 1989 in Vila Nova de Gaia. Hélder is also known as Lopes and Hélder Filipe.


Hélder Câmara was a christian bishop. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1985. Hélder was born on February 7th, 1909. He died on August 27th, 1999.


Hélder Barbosa is a soccer player for the AEK Athens F.C., U.S.C. Paredes, FC Porto, FC Porto B, Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F., C.D. Trofense, Vitória F.C., S.C. Braga, UD Almería, Portugal national under-19 football team, Portugal national under-20 football team, and Portugal national. Hélder was born on May 25th, 1987 in Paredes, Portugal.


Helder Antunes is a senior managing director at cisco systems, general partner at pereira ventures, counselor to rede prestige açores, adviser to the regional government of the azores, chairman of the board of the open fog consortium, cisco systems, and senior managing direc. Helder was given the name Hélder Manuel da Terra Fragueiro Marques Antunes on July 6th, 1963 in Nossa Senhora da Conceição.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Helder

Anne-Marie Helder is an acoustic music and experimental rock musician. She was most active from 2004 to present. Anne-Marie was born on June 1st, 1976.


Luke Helder is a student.


Glenn Helder is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, Sparta Rotterdam, Vitesse Arnhem, Arsenal F.C., S.L. Benfica, NAC Breda, Dalian Shide F.C., MTK Budapest FC, RBC Roosendaal, FC Oss, Door Ontwikkeling Tot Ontspanning, and Netherlands national football team. Glenn was born on October 28th, 1968 in Leiden.


Ruby Helder was an opera singer, contralto, and opera singer (contralto). She was most active from 1908 to 1935. Ruby was born on March 3rd, 1890 in Bristol. She died in 1938.


Herberto Helder was a writer. He was most active from 1958 to 2015. Herberto was given the name Herberto Helder de Oliveira on November 23rd, 1930 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He passed away on March 23rd, 2015.


Lilian was born on May 30th, 1973 in Venlo. Lilian is also known as Helder and Lilian Maria Johanna Sibertha.


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Popularity of Helder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Helder U.S.
  White 95.19% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Helder

People with the last name Helder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Helder

  • How Popular is the name Helder? Helder is the 25,977th most popular name of all time. As a last name Helder was the 50,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Helder have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 214 babies born with the first name Helder in the United States. That's more than enough people named Helder to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Helder? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Helder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Helder is Thursday, August 4th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Helder born? The highest recorded use of the first name Helder was in 1977 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Helder Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Helder is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Helder: Your name in reverse order is Redleh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hereld. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Helder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 416 people with the last name Helder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Helder? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Helder as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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