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English form of the name (Greek Hēlēnē) borne in classical legend by the famous beauty, wife of Menelaus, whose seizure by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Her name is of uncertain origin; it may be connected with an element meaning ‘ray, beam of the sun’ cf. Greek hēlios sun. It has sometimes been taken as connected with the Greek word for ‘Greek’, Hellēn, but this is doubtful speculation. In the early Christian period the name was borne by the mother of the Emperor Constantine, who is usually known by the Latin version of her name, Helena. She is credited with having found the True Cross in Jerusalem. She was born in about 248, probably in Bithynia. However, in medieval England it was thought that she had been born in Britain, which greatly increased the popularity of the name there.
Variant: Helena (Latinate form, used also in Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and E. Europe).
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Léan. Scottish Gaelic: Eilidh. French: Hélène. Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: Elena. German: Helene. Romanian: Ileana. Russian: Yelena. Ukrainian: Olena. Hungarian: Ilona. See also ELLEN (SEE Ellen) and ELEN (SEE Elen).
Short forms: German, Dutch, Scandinavian: Lena. German, Dutch: Lene.

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