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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Hélène and from German Helene. A variant of the English Helen.

Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. A female given name.
    • 1973 Toni Morrison, Sula, Penguin 1973, →ISBN, page 18:
      She lost only one battle - the pronunciation of her name. The people in Bottom refused to say Helene. They called her Helen Wright and left it at that.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē). Cognate with the English Helen.

Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. A female given name.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 26 376 females with the given name Helene have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1910s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē). Cognate with the English Helen.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit


HawaiianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /heˈle.ne/, [hɛˈlɛnɛ]

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek [Term?]

Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. Greece
  2. Greek person

VerbEdit

Helene

  1. (stative) Greek

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English Helen and Helene.

Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. A female given name.
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 185
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records The name does not occur as a mononym in 19th century marriage records. Early examples:
    Helene Piko, married in 1892, Molokai
    Helene Wainee, married in 1900, Honolulu

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Helenē f (genitive Helenēs); first declension

  1. Helen

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Helenē Helenae
Genitive Helenēs Helenārum
Dative Helenae Helenīs
Accusative Helenēn Helenās
Ablative Helenē Helenīs
Vocative Helenē Helenae

ReferencesEdit

Helenē in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἑλένη (Helénē). Cognate with the English Helen.

Proper nounEdit

Helene

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 708 females with the given name Helene living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with frequency peaks in the 1880s and the 1990s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Hélène. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1810. Variant of Helena (Helen).

Proper nounEdit

Helene c (genitive Helenes)

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit