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The name Helen is of Greek origin, and means light.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Helen has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Helen
Use of the Name Helen for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,006,854 86,601 21,047 8,490 4,274 1,631 854
The table below indicates the number of times the name Helen has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Helen
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188035636  
1881436127437
188231838  
1883358639625
188433986  
1885281,1348746
1886251,267  
1887211,405  
1888161,848  
1889171,9087468
1890122,3128447
189192,4166669
189292,9369007
189363,2497958
189443,6768178
189534,02349617
189634,39274910
189734,51850616
189835,23151317
189935,04849116
190026,34559218
190125,24747817
190225,96736130
190326,12735729
190426,48759615
190526,81142626
190627,17243326
190727,57254720
190828,42144230
190929,22541236
1910210,44952629
1911211,76442946
1912216,07169638
1913218,84363949
1914223,17771853
1915230,83677960
1916232,65864483
1917234,22480662
1918236,15571779
1919233,70184161
1920335,06187162
1921334,79285865
1922332,49583567
1923331,48185663
1924331,19774680
1925429,13372580
1926426,84974774
1927425,29067890
1928422,91667887
1929420,98971077
1930419,89668584
1931617,63975867
1932816,34962990
1933814,63863982
1934914,08990449
19351012,77375966
19361112,22483853
19371211,45075266
19381310,83376764
19391610,42693845
19401810,205  
1941249,88591948
19422610,021  
1943289,756  
1944318,679  
1945318,294  
1946368,827  
1947388,974  
1948408,319  
1949467,696  
1950507,059  
1951546,931  
1952636,465  
1953656,120  
1954725,952  
1955785,604  
1956905,275  
1957955,009  
19581004,758  
19591084,376  
19601174,072  
19611193,847  
19621283,590  
19631243,341  
19641323,097  
19651372,802  
19661442,450  
19671582,150  
19681731,879  
19691741,860  
19701911,704  
19712091,436  
19722251,247  
19732221,136  
19742251,137  
19752301,056  
1976251939  
1977249991  
1978255924  
1979281874  
1980275906  
1981276892  
1982279870  
1983279840  
1984281860  
1985301808  
1986313764  
1987297815  
1988321771  
1989305858  
1990318860  
1991339775  
1992326827  
1993307866  
1994320845  
1995325835  
1996313898  
1997344811  
1998349831  
1999356841  
2000346887  
2001344883  
2002340873  
2003391777  
2004364854  
Totals:  1,006,854 2,407

During the last 125 years, parents have used Helen as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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