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Meaning of First Name: Helen


Name:
Helen
Pronunciation:
\he-len\
Gender:
girl
Meaning:
sun ray, shining light
Origin:
Greek
Relate Names:
Not Provided
Name Sounds Like:
Name Similar:
None

Popularity

Helen is a very popular first name for women (#15 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#33649 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

Introduction

Helen \he-len\ as a girl's name is pronounced HEL-en. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Helen is "sun ray, shining light". Mythology: the abduction of Zeus's mortal daughter, Helen of Troy, resulted in the Trojan War. Hers was "the face that launched a thousand ships". There was a Saint Helena, mother to Constantine the Great, whose purity allowed her to discover the True Cross. Helene (hel-LANE) is a French form; Halina is Polish; Eilidh is Scottish Gaelic. See also Alanna. Writer Helen

Census About Last Name: Bluhm


Last Name:
BLUHM
Population Rank:
11000
Population:
2652
Occurrences/100,000 people:
0.98
Cumulative proportion/100,000:
69105.64
Non-Hispanic White Only:
96.83%
Non-Hispanic Black Only:
0.23%
Non-Hispanic Asian&Pacific Islander Only:
0.38%
Non-Hispanic American Indian&Alaskan Native Only:
0.23%
Non-Hispanic of 2 or More Races:
0.94%
Hispanic Origin:
1.4 %
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Analysis & Evaluation Staff.
Lastnames provided above include all lastnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census. The table above includes over 50000 most common last names in America.