Helene

First Name
33k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Helene

"Helene" is a name of French origin, and it means "Form of Helen". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From French Hélène and from German Helene. A variant of the English Helen.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

Helene was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Hawaiian, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Helene

Leni Riefenstahl was a dancer, actress, film director, producer, screenwriter, and author. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 2002. Leni was given the name Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl on August 22nd, 1902 in Berlin. She died on September 8th, 2003.

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Helene Fischer is a schlager music and pop music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Helene was given the name Elena Petrovna Fischer on August 5th, 1984 in Krasnoyarsk.

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Hélène Joy is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1996. Hélène was born in Perth, Australia.

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Hélène Cixous is a philosopher. Hélène was born on June 5th, 1937 in Oran.

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Hélène Grimaud is a classical pianist. Hélène was born on November 7th, 1969 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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Hélène Langevin-Joliot is a scientist in the field of physics. Hélène was born on September 17th, 1927 in Paris.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Helene

She holds the title Duchess of Aosta. Princess was born as the child of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, and Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans on June 13th, 1871 in York House, Twickenham. She breathed her last breath on January 21st, 1951.

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She holds the title Freifrau von Heldburg. Helene was born on May 30th, 1839 in Naumburg. She breathed her last breath on March 24th, 1923.

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Zoe Helene is an artist, activist, and correspondent. Zoe was born on July 18th, 1964 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Zoe is also known as Greene and Zoe Helene.

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Jean was born in 1955. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 2003.

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Leopold was born on October 16th, 1926. He passed away on February 9th, 2012.

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How popular is the baby name Helene in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 17 0
1881 20 20 0
1882 20 20 0
1883 24 24 0
1884 26 26 0
1885 28 28 0
1886 33 33 0
1887 31 31 0
1888 39 39 0
1889 44 44 0
1890 57 57 0
1891 68 68 0
1892 54 54 0
1893 68 68 0
1894 78 78 0
1895 87 87 0
1896 100 100 0
1897 108 108 0
1898 98 98 0
1899 89 89 0
1900 138 138 0
1901 122 122 0
1902 94 94 0
1903 123 123 0
1904 121 121 0
1905 146 146 0
1906 149 149 0
1907 160 160 0
1908 138 138 0
1909 176 176 0
1910 226 226 0
1911 283 283 0
1912 378 378 0
1913 425 425 0
1914 538 538 0
1915 682 682 0
1916 718 718 0
1917 721 721 0
1918 728 728 0
1919 664 664 0
1920 680 680 0
1921 624 624 0
1922 613 613 0
1923 570 570 0
1924 545 545 0
1925 488 488 0
1926 510 510 0
1927 500 500 0
1928 506 506 0
1929 483 483 0
1930 550 550 0
1931 439 439 0
1932 455 455 0
1933 405 405 0
1934 397 397 0
1935 400 400 0
1936 445 445 0
1937 453 453 0
1938 444 444 0
1939 416 416 0
1940 429 429 0
1941 450 450 0
1942 532 532 0
1943 462 462 0
1944 456 456 0
1945 458 458 0
1946 530 530 0
1947 581 581 0
1948 522 522 0
1949 511 511 0
1950 508 508 0
1951 494 494 0
1952 504 504 0
1953 454 454 0
1954 461 461 0
1955 483 483 0
1956 451 451 0
1957 452 452 0
1958 478 478 0
1959 455 455 0
1960 432 432 0
1961 381 381 0
1962 344 344 0
1963 367 367 0
1964 341 341 0
1965 286 286 0
1966 242 242 0
1967 185 185 0
1968 157 157 0
1969 155 155 0
1970 135 135 0
1971 123 123 0
1972 108 108 0
1973 112 112 0
1974 99 99 0
1975 79 79 0
1976 90 90 0
1977 79 79 0
1978 67 67 0
1979 78 78 0
1980 75 75 0
1981 79 79 0
1982 49 49 0
1983 55 55 0
1984 56 56 0
1985 44 44 0
1986 45 45 0
1987 54 54 0
1988 48 48 0
1989 59 59 0
1990 52 52 0
1991 60 60 0
1992 48 48 0
1993 51 51 0
1994 45 45 0
1995 44 44 0
1996 45 45 0
1997 38 38 0
1998 40 40 0
1999 39 39 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 48 48 0
2002 40 40 0
2003 102 102 0
2004 54 54 0
2005 43 43 0
2006 47 47 0
2007 48 48 0
2008 31 31 0
2009 31 31 0
2010 37 37 0
2011 39 39 0
2012 28 28 0
2013 41 41 0
2014 33 33 0
2015 41 41 0
2016 33 33 0

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Popularity of Helene as a first name

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Common last names for Helene

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  • Thomas
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Fun Facts about the name Helene

  • How Popular is the name Helene? Helene is the 1,286th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Helene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,023 babies born with the first name Helene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Helene to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Helene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Helene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Helene is Wednesday, April 4th, 1821.
  • What year had the most people named Helene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Helene was in 1918 with a total of 728 babies.
  • Random Helene Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Helene ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 31 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Helene: Your name in reverse order is Eneleh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leeneh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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