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Origin of the name HELENE.
Etymology of the name HELENE.
Meaning of the baby name HELENE.

  

HELENE (Ἑλένη).  A feminine form of Greek Helenos, meaning "light."  It is also possible that it may be contracted from Helenas, "the ship-destroying." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884). Usage: America, England, France (Hélène), Germany (Helène), Greece.

Frederike Helene Unger, was the wife of printer and wood-engraver Johann Friedrich Unger.  She was born at Berlin in 1751, and was distinguished for her talents and accomplishments.  She published several popular novels, one of which, entitled "Julia Grünthal, the History of a Boarding-School Girl," ("Julchen Grünthal, eine Pensioinsgeschichte," 1784,) is particularly admired.  Her "Confessions of a Beautiful Soul" ("Bekentnisse einer schönen Seele," 1806) also deserves especial mention.  She died in 1813. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, v.2, 1915)

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