26th November 2019


Where did the name Helen come from?

In Greek mythology Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War. The name was also borne by the 4th-century Saint Helena, mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, who supposedly found the True Cross during a trip to Jerusalem.

Correspondingly, what is the nickname for Helen?

Helen (given name)
Nickname(s)Len, Lena, Leny, Lenie, Lonnie, Nell, Nellie
Related namesElen, Elene, Ellen, Elena, Eleni, Helena, Helene, Helaine, Elaine
Popularitysee popular names

What is the meaning of the name Ara?

Ara as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ara), is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Ara is "brings rain".

What is the meaning of the name Ellen?

Origin of the name Ellen: Originally a variant form of Helen, Ellen is now also commonly used as a variant of Eleanor. Both names, however, are ultimately derived from the same Grrek root ēlē (light, torch, bright).
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