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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Helena
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Helena in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Helena:
Records indicate that 31,667 girls in the United States have been named Helena since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 588 people in the U.S. were given the name Helena. Those people are now 13 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Helena
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19 Positive Comments
"my name is bill and i dont know anyone named Helena but i still love the name!" Jun. 17, 2019:
"My name is Helena and I love it everyone says its a pretty name and I completely agree!
I actually don't mind the different pronunciations simply because they're all beautiful
But if I had to choose it would obviously be how my name is pronounced which is Helen with the A at the end :)
Personally I think if your name is pronounced Helayna or Heleena, Halaina, huleena (all pretty) then it should be spelt that way too not Helena :)" Mar. 27, 2015:
"Gerard Way, Lead Singer of My Chemical Romance and His Brother Mikey Way (Bass guitarist for MCR) Had a Grandmother called Elen but people called her Elena or Helen, when she died, Gerard wrote a song for her called HELENA he put two and two together and used his gradmother as the inspiration for his song which (as its for his grandmother) is very personal to him. Its off My Chemical Romance's second album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, 2004, Reprise Records." Apr. 16, 2011:
"My name is Helen, but Helena is very nice too. Helen means sun and light, like that, it is great, but sometimes I do wish for a more popular name!" Mar. 7, 2011:
"My name's Helena and pronounced hel-een-a and I never used to like it but i've grown to it now" Feb. 6, 2011:
"it sounds beautiful, it's old fashioned, and rare. very feminine, i have to say, also artsy/gothic (or maybe I'm just saying that because of the song?). love it, naming my girl this." Jan. 2, 2011:
"My girl in my dreams is a swedish born long legs gorgeous derriere and prefect hair for my taste. I prefer this lover!" Nov. 21, 2010:
"hi im helena my name is pronouced heleena but no one calls me helen they pronounced it right i am luck some people dont rememmber and say wow thats a hard name to remember yeah somthing like that" May. 29, 2010:
"I love this name when it's pronounced Ha Leen uh. Classic, beautiful, timeless name! I'm less inclined to use it because there are several common pronunciations." Apr. 24, 2009:
"I adore the name Helena but it's my husband's sister's name so he won't let me use it for our children. Maybe I can sneak it into a middle name? Although most comments above are from people with an English pronounciation, I actually prefer the European pronounciation He-lai-na." Sep. 14, 2008:
"People always pronounce it so it rhymes with Elena even though it's just Helen with an a sound at the end. I always got embarassed when we did "A Midsummer's Night Dream" in school and everyone made fun of it. I still love my name though!" Apr. 8, 2008:
"My name's Helena =]
i used to hate it but i really like it now.
lots of people pronounce it wrong and call me Helayna haha. or Helina. or Helenna.
Helen's not a bad name. It's just really plain to me. And all my family calls me Helen which I hate. but yeahh. go helena's. kool :]" Dec. 23, 2007:
"My name is Helena and I love it! But since moving to the states nobody can ever pronounce it correctly, it does irritate me at times, I mean everyone can pronounce Helen so how difficult is it to add an "a" on the end? It is a beautiful name." Dec. 6, 2007:
"I'm called Helena. I hardly ever meet other Helenas, and people often mishear and call me Helen. Or they pronounce it Helayna, like "lay on the grass". That so annoys me! But i'm glad I'm Helena and not Helen, it seems more special. I never really get shortened to anything, and I guess it's a kinda difficult name to say. Anyway, I like it." May. 21, 2007:
"I love the name Helena. I am a Helena and I even have a penfriend called Helena." Mar. 1, 2007:
"one of th most elegant names around for centuries....something about it makes it sound sexy.LOVE IT!!" Oct. 6, 2006:
"The name Helena is great, often pronounced wrong though. Never met another Helena In my life though!" Mar. 26, 2006:
"my grandmothers name was helen and "helena" is a more modern way to honor my late grandmother." May. 29, 2005:
"This Name is great as long as people never call you Helen. No being mean to people named Helen, But I Just Love the name Helena and calling her Helen would kill it." May. 28, 2005:
6 Neutral Comments
"I grew up with a girl named Helena and I?m naming my daughter that as well. I?ve never met anyone who pronounced it like she does and I?m in love with it. It?s pronouced huh-len-uh, I?m assuming it?s the American way of saying it instead of the English helen-a" Dec. 29, 2017:
"Helena is my name and people called He-lay-na it is so annoying the correct way to say it is Heh- lee-na. i didnt like it at first because i never found anything with my name on it but it took 14 years to finally find somrthing i was so happy :D" Feb. 13, 2011:
"I'm a "Helena", pronounced the European way-
"Heh-lay-nuh". I'm named after my German grandmother, Helene (pronounced similarly). People always butcher it, usually by calling me "Huh-lee-na". I was called "Lena" (Lay-nuh) as a kid. I think it's a great name and am happy to go by it :)" May. 27, 2010:
"I know a name Helayna. It's pronounced Huh Lay Nah. It's similiar to Helena" May. 28, 2009:
"My little girl is 3 and we named her Helena. We call her "Laney" for short. It fits her perfectly...classic with a contemporary edge." Sep. 21, 2006:
"My name is pronounced 'Hel-eh-nah', but people are always trying to say 'Hel-ai-na', like the name Elena. But its just like the name Helen, except with an 'a' added at the end. I don't know why people always try to complicate it." Jul. 16, 2006:
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