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FOR REAL: Helen is from the Greek Helene, which may mean "torch," or may be derived from the name of Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. It may also be derived from Helios, the god of the sun, in which case Helen would mean "ray of sunlight." In mythology, Helen was the most beautiful woman on earth, and fighting for her eventually caused the Trojan war.

diminutives: Nell, Nellie

related names: Ellen, Elaine, Helena, Elena, other forms