Helena

Helena - A very unique female name



  Jun 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Helena, meaning bright, shining light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #319. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Helena and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Helena? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Helena. The baby girl name Helena was given to 472 baby girls in 2012, ranking #565 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,994 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Helena peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1918 on position 286.



Famous with this name

Helena Mattsson
Helena Ronee
Helena Bonham Carter


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Helena is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Helena is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #143 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #1,128.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Helena is where you live.


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Helena origin and meaning

Helena is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bright, shining light. To see famous people named Helena, pop culture references for the name Helena and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Helena

We've found the following names that sound similar to Helena, sorted by popularity.

Helen / Helene / Hellen / Helaine / Hilma / Halima / Helyn / Helon / Helmi / Haylen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012565
2011588
2010539
2009556
2008627
2007524
2006506
2005550
2004552
2003528
2002603
2001622
2000660
1999592
1998683
1997699
1996652
1995648
1994736
1993922
19921016
1991998
1990963
19891072
1988942
19871009
1986828
1985925
1984829
1983798
1982744
1981748
1980777
1979706
1978724
1977766
1976783
1975725
1974723
1973766
1972736
1971765
1970763
1969718
1968741
1967697
1966644
1965610
1964564
1963609
1962645
1961675
1960678
1959617
1958646
1957600
1956640
1955656
1954605
1953585
1952602
1951554
1950570
1949553
1948574
1947580
1946533
1945539
1944547
1943520
1942504
1941515
1940509
1939520
1938553
1937481
1936504
1935477
1934475
1933478
1932455
1931422
1930452
1929422
1928414
1927419
1926435
1925377
1924358
1923348
1922355
1921338
1920340
1919303
1918286
1917295
1916303
1915290
1914299
1913321
1912319
1911321
1910319

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia143
Wisconsin315
Massachusetts428
Virginia434
North Carolina450
New York463
California478
Washington488
Minnesota499
Colorado499
Pennsylvania502
Arizona506
New Jersey537
Illinois539
Florida600
South Carolina602
Texas603
Nevada611
Michigan615
Ohio616
Missouri667
Maryland711
Georgia722
Oklahoma855
Indiana930
Louisiana942
Tennessee1128

Even more about Helena


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Helena a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Helena?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1918
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Helena
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,994
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +472

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