Helena

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See also: helena and Helēna

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A Latinate form of Helen, from Latin Helena.

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Helena

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  2. The capital city of Montana, United States and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County.
  3. A city in Alabama.
  4. A city in Arkansas.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.
  6. A village in Ohio.
  7. A census-designated place in Mississippi.
  8. A hamlet in New York.
  9. A ghost town in Texas.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. Helena

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Helena, from Latin Helena.

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. a female given name from Latin

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Helen.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Latinate variant of Danish Helene (Helen).

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. A female given name.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin Helena, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦeːˈleːnaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: He‧le‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. A female given name, a Latinate variant of Heleen (=Helen).

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Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Helen.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē), cognate with English Helen.

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Helena: Helenuson
  • daughter of Helena: Helenudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Helena
Accusative Helenu
Dative Helenu
Genitive Helenu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē), cognate with English Helen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhelenɑ/, [ˈhe̞le̞nɑ]
  • Rhymes: -elenɑ
  • Syllabification: He‧le‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. A female given name.
    • 1984 Veronica Pimenoff, Loistava Helena, Tammi, →ISBN, page 55:
      Se ei koskaan unohtanut Helenan nimipäivää, vaan päivitteli joka vuosi typerään tapaansa että Helena oli niitä nimiä jotka sukupolvesta toiseen säilyttivät asemansa. Aika oudosti sanottu Maggi-tädiltä. No, olihan noita Helenoita.
    • 1991 Orvokki Kangas, Marraslapsi, Karisto, →ISBN, page 17:
      Eeva kysyi Matiakselta, tuntuisiko tästä turhamaiselta tai herraskaiselta, jos lapsen kutsumanimeksi pantaisiin Helena. Hän kertoi myös kotikylän nimikkokukasta. Hänen rakkautensa kukkaan oli saanut alkunsa Helenan tarinasta.
      —Aivan hyvä nimi, sanoi Matias, —sopisikohan siihen vielä Loviisa-äidin nimi?

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Helena (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Helena Helenat
genitive Helenan Helenoiden
Helenoitten
partitive Helenaa Helenoita
illative Helenaan Helenoihin
singular plural
nominative Helena Helenat
accusative nom. Helena Helenat
gen. Helenan
genitive Helenan Helenoiden
Helenoitten
Helenainrare
partitive Helenaa Helenoita
inessive Helenassa Helenoissa
elative Helenasta Helenoista
illative Helenaan Helenoihin
adessive Helenalla Helenoilla
ablative Helenalta Helenoilta
allative Helenalle Helenoille
essive Helenana Helenoina
translative Helenaksi Helenoiksi
instructive Helenoin
abessive Helenatta Helenoitta
comitative Helenoineen
Possessive forms of Helena (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Helenani Helenamme
2nd person Helenasi Helenanne
3rd person Helenansa

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant of German Helene (Helen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛˌlɛna]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: He‧le‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. A female given name.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Helen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /heˈle.na/, [hɛˈlɛnə]

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Helena

  1. A female given name from English.

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f (genitive Helenae); first declension

  1. Helen

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Helena Helenae
Genitive Helenae Helenārum
Dative Helenae Helenīs
Accusative Helenam Helenās
Ablative Helenā Helenīs
Vocative Helena Helenae

Descendants[edit]

  • Eastern Romance:
    • Romanian: Ileana
      • Italian: Ileana
      • Spanish: Ileana
  • Italian: Elena
  • Old French: Elene, Elaine
  • Old Portuguese: [Term?]
  • Old Spanish: [Term?]
  • Sardinian: Elene

From Italian and Spanish Elena

Medieval borrowings

Modern borrowings

References[edit]

Helena in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latinate variant of Norwegian Helene (Helen).

Proper noun[edit]

Helena

  1. A female given name.

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Helen.

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Helena, from Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, equivalent to English Helen

Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Helena f (genitive Heleny, nominative plural Heleny) declension pattern žena

  1. A female given name.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Helena in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē), cognate with English Helen. First recorded in Sweden in the 12th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Helena c (genitive Helenas)

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 82 717 females with the given name Helena living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.