Helene

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See also: Hélène and Heléne

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Hélène and from German Helene. A variant of the English Helen.

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.
    • 1973 Toni Morrison, Sula, Penguin 1973, ISBN 0452283868, page 18:
      She lost only one battle - the pronunciation of her name. The people in Bottom refused to say Helene. They called her Helen Wright and left it at that.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē). Cognate with the English Helen.

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 26 376 females with the given name Helene have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē). Cognate with the English Helen.

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. Greece
  2. Greek person

Verb[edit]

Helene

  1. (stative) Greek

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English Helen and Helene

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 185
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur as a mononym in 19th century marriage records. Early examples:
    Helene Piko, married in 1892, Molokai
    Helene Wainee, married in 1900, Honolulu

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helenē). Cognate with the English Helen.

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 708 females with the given name Helene living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with frequency peaks in the 1880s and the 1990s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Hélène. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1810. Variant of Helena (Helen).

Proper noun[edit]

Helene

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]