Helen is a Greek name that is derived from Helene. Meaning "bright" or "shining one," the name is prominent in Greek mythology. According to Greek myth, Helen was the daughter of Leda and Zeus, whose kidnapping led to the start of the Trojan War. Helen is still widely used in the United States.
Similar Names: Helaine, Elaine
Famous Helen Names: Helen Hunt (actress), Helen Mirren (actress)