Helen

Helen is a girl name and means sun ray, shining light. It is a Greek name and its pronunciation is \he-len\. Other similar names and variants include: Aibhlin, Aileen, Ailene, Alana, Aleanor, Alena, Alene, Alina, Aline, Eileen, Eilidh, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elayne, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Elianora, Elinor, Ella, Elladine, Elle, Elleanora, Ellee, Ellen, Ellenora, Ellette, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Elly, Ellyn, Elnora, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Heleanor, Heleena, Helena, Helenann, Helene, Helenna, Helenore, Helia, Hella, Hellen, Hellena, Hellene, Hellenor, Hellia, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leanna, Leanora, Lena, Lenore, Leonara, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lienor, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nellette, Nelliana, Nellie, Nelly, Nonnie, Nora, Olena, Yalena, Yelena. 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).
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Helen VIP rank

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Famous people named Helen

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Famous actors named Helen and their movies

Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren

Born on July 26, 1945

  • Age: 76
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 41

Hitchcock

Directed by: Sacha Gervasi

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu

Directed by: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers

Starring: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar

Critical Care

Critical Care

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

Berlin, I Love You

Directed by: Dianna Agron, Peter Chelsom, Fernando Eimbcke, Justin Franklin, Dennis Gansel, Dani Levy, Daniel Lwo

Starring: Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Luke Wilson, Jim Sturgess

Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt

Born on June 15, 1963

  • Age: 58
  • Birth sign: Gemini
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 21

Dr. T & the Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern

Cast Away

Cast Away

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Country: United States of America

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince

Directed by: Jackson Hunsicker

Starring: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

Twister

Twister

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Country: United States of America

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes

Born on October 10, 1900

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 16
Anastasia

Anastasia

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States of America

The Son-Daughter

Directed by: Clarence Brown, Robert Z. Leonard

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, Warner Oland

Candleshoe

Candleshoe

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes, Leo McKern

The Dancing Town

Directed by: Edmund Lawrence

Starring: Helen Hayes, Clarence Nordstrom, Ada May, Hal Skelly

Helen Shaver
Helen Shaver

Born on February 24, 1951

  • Age: 70
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 13
The Keeper

The Keeper

Directed by: Paul Lynch

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Helen Shaver, Lochlyn Munro

The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Country: United States of America

In Praise of Older Women

Directed by: George Kaczender

Starring: Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver

Innocent Victim

Directed by: Giles Foster

Starring: Helen Shaver, Lauren Bacall, Malcolm Stoddard, Peter Firth

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Famous directors named Helen and their movies

Helen De Michiel
Helen De Michiel

Born on November 28, 1953

  • Age: 68
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2

Tarantella

Directed by: Helen De Michiel

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Rose Gregorio, Matthew Lillard, Frank Pellegrino

Tarantella

Tarantella

Directed by: Helen De Michiel

Helen Lesnick
Helen Lesnick
  • No. of movies: 2
Inescapable

Inescapable

Directed by: Helen Lesnick

Inescapable

Inescapable

Directed by: Helen Lesnick

Starring: Natalie Anderson, Tanna Frederick, Athena Demos, Katie Grant

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Famous writers named Helen and their books

Helen MacInnes
Helen MacInnes

Born on October 07, 1907

  • Age: 114
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 19
Cloak Of Darkness

Cloak Of Darkness

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In a quiet London pub, Bob Renwick, founder of counter-terrorist agency Interintell, is handed a list of names. The Minus List has been compiled by the ruthless executive of an international

Neither Five Nor Three

Neither Five Nor Three

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Paul Haydn was on his way home at last, to New York and the civilian life he longed for, after years of War.

Message From Malaga

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

Agent In Place

Agent In Place

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Chuck Kelso is an idealist. When he steals a top-secret NATO memorandum, he only intends to leak it to the press; but it is soon in the hands of a Russian

Helen Fielding
Helen Fielding

Born on February 19, 1958

  • Age: 63
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 12
Cause Celeb

Cause Celeb

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Helen Gurley Brown
Helen Gurley Brown

Born on February 18, 1922

  • Age: 99
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 7
Having It All

Having It All

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Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

Sex And The Single Girl

Sex And The Single Girl

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1962 1ST EDITION, 5TH PRINTING BERNARAD GEIS ASSOCIATES HARDCOVER WITH ORIGINAL $4.95 PRICE ON MYLAR COVERED D.J....CLEAN PAGES...TIGHT SPINE, LIGHTLY TIPPED...CLEAN

Helen Ashton
Helen Ashton
  • No. of books: 6
The Half-Crown House

The Half-Crown House

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Half-Crown House, The, by Ashton, Helen

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Helen a popular name?

Over the years Helen was most popular in 1911. According to the latest US census information Helen ranks #3rd while according to famousnames.vip Helen ranks #4th.

How popular is the name Helen?

According to the US census in 2018, 718 girls were born named Helen, making Helen the #424th name more popular among girl names. In 1911 Helen had the highest rank with 11847 girls born that year with this name.

How common is the name Helen?

Helen is #424th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Helen more popular ?

The name Helen was more popular in 1911 with 11847 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Helen

The last time a baby was named Helen was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Helen?

In 2020 there were 718 baby girls named Helen.

Who is a famous person named Helen?

There a several famous people named Helen, for example actress Helen Mirren, director Helen De Michiel, musician Helen Forrest.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Helen?

A famous actor/actress named Helen is Helen Mirren, starring in 4 movies, including Hitchcock and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu.

Who is a famous director named Helen?

A famous director named Helen is Helen De Michiel, who directed 2 movies, including Tarantella and Tarantella.

Who is a famous singer named Helen?

A famous singer named Helen is Helen Forrest, with over 4 songs, including Time Waits For No One and Hits Collection 1938-46.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Helen?

There are 4 actors named Helen including Helen Mirren and Helen Hunt who appeared in movies such as Hitchcock and Dr. T & the Women.

How many famous directors are named Helen?

There are 2 directors named Helen including Helen De Michiel and Helen Lesnick who directed movies such as Tarantella and Inescapable.

How many famous writers are named Helen?

There are 4 writers named Helen including Helen MacInnes and Helen Fielding who wrote books such as Cloak Of Darkness and Bridget Jones's Diary: A Novel.

How many famous singers are named Helen?

There are 2 singers named Helen including Helen Forrest and Helen Reddy who wrote songs such as Time Waits For No One and Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady.