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Helena

Pronunciation:  EH - l ai - n uh

EH - l ai - n uh
pet   let pain   no up
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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  Greek, Italian
Alternate Spelling(s):  Elena, Elaina, Elayna
Meaning:  Sun Ray, Shining Light
Additional Information:  Cognate of the Greek Helenē, which is derived from the root ēlē (light, torch, bright). The name is borne in Greek legend by the beautiful wife of the king of Sparta. Her abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War.

Helena of Constantinople (also known as St Helena) was the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I, the first Christian emperor. She became a saint due to her piety, and is supposed to have found the relics of the true cross. British folklore states that she was the daughter of the British king Cole.

There are various places named St Helena, in particular, a volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned and died.

Helena was one of the daughters of Queen Victoria.

Actress Helena Bonham-Carter, and Danish supermodel Helena Christensen are more modern bearers of the name.

In Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' Helena is one of the four lovers. She is originally in love with Demetrius who loves Hermia, but after the fairies intervene both Demetrius and Hermia's lover Lysander fall in love with her.
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Type of Name:  First Name
Origin:  Swedish
Submitted from:  Sweden

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Origin:  Russian
Submitted from:  Russia

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Pronunciation:  h eh - l AI - n uh

h eh - l AI - n uh
hat pet   let pain   no up
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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  Ancient Greek
Submitted from:  Greece

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Pronunciation:  "hell"-"A"-nuh
A - as in the the alphabet 'A'
nuh - pronounced as "nut" without "t"
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Pronunciation:  Heh-LEE-nuh
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Pronunciation:  H EH - l uh - n uh

H EH - l uh - n uh
hat pet   let up   no up
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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
Submitted from:  UK

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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  French
Submitted from:  France

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Pronunciation:  e - LAY - nuh
H is silent, the 'e' is like the 'e' in 'met'
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Type of Name:  First Name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  Greek, Italian
Alternate Spelling(s):  Elena, Elaina, Elayna
Meaning:  Sun Ray, Shining Light
Additional Information:  Cognate of the Greek Helenē, which is derived from the root ēlē (light, torch, bright). The name is borne in Greek legend by the beautiful wife of the king of Sparta. Her abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War.

Helena of Constantinople (also known as St Helena) was the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine I, the first Christian emperor. She became a saint due to her piety, and is supposed to have found the relics of the true cross. British folklore states that she was the daughter of the British king Cole.

There are various places named St Helena, in particular, a volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned and died.

Helena was one of the daughters of Queen Victoria.

Actress Helena Bonham-Carter, and Danish supermodel Helena Christensen are more modern bearers of the name.

In Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' Helena is one of the four lovers. She is originally in love with Demetrius who loves Hermia, but after the fairies intervene both Demetrius and Hermia's lover Lysander fall in love with her.
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Pronunciation:  h eh - L AI - n uh

h eh - L AI - n uh
hat pet   let pain   no up
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Pronunciation:  H eh - l eh - n ah

H eh - l eh - n ah
hat pet   let pet   no car
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Pronunciation:  H ih - L EH - n ah

H ih - L EH - n ah
hat it   let pet   no car
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Pronunciation:  h l ee n ae

h l ee n ae
hat let see no at
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Pronunciation:  h uh l EE n aa

h uh l EE n aa
hat up let see no car
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Type of Name:  First name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  Greek
Alternate Spelling(s):  Hellina
Meaning:  Shining Light, Ray of Sun
Submitted from:  USA

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Pronunciation:  Egeus
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Pronunciation:  'Ha Lean Nuh'
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Type of Name:  First name
Gender:  Female
Origin:  Greek
Alternate Spelling(s):  Hellina
Meaning:  Shining Light, Ray of Sun
Submitted from:  USA

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