From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Helene. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1930 or after 2010

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Western Germany

Variant forms

See also

Origin and Meaning

1) Greek ‘ελενη (helene ) = 'torch', related to Ήλιος (Helios) = 'sun'

2) Variant form of Selene, Greek σεληνη (selene) = 'moon'

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Helene Fischer (* 1984, German singer)