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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, from French Hélène, from Latin Helena, from Greek Helene, fem. proper name, probably fem. of helenos "the bright one." Among the top 10 popular names for girl babies in the U.S. born between 1890 and 1934.

Helen, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia
Population (2000): 430
Housing Units (2000): 319
Land area (2000): 2.110049 sq. miles (5.465002 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.110049 sq. miles (5.465002 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37788
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 34.702396 N, 83.727508 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 30545
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Helen, GA

Helen may refer to:

  • Helen of Troy, from Greek mythology
  • Helen (given name)
  • Helen (play), a play by Euripides
  • Helen (novel), a novel by Maria Edgeworth
  • Helen (Inheritance), a fictional supporting character in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance trilogy
  • Helen (film), a 2009 US drama starring Ashley Judd and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
  • Helen, 2008 Irish-British film by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy
  • Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet, a webcomic
  • Helen (unit), a humorous unit of measuring beauty
  • Helen (album), a Grammy-nominated album by Helen Humes
  • Helen, Georgia, United States, a small city
  • Helen, Maryland, United States, an unincorporated place
  • Helen Lake in Montana in the United States
  • Helen Lake (Vancouver Island)
  • Helen Falls, a waterfall in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, Temagami, Ontario, Canada
  • Helen (actress), a Bollywood actress and dancer
  • Helen Oy, Finnish energy company
Helen (play)

Helen (, Helenē) is a drama by Euripides about Helen, first produced in 412 BC for the Dionysia in a trilogy that also contained Euripides' lost Andromeda. The play has much in common with Iphigenia in Tauris, one of the playwright's later works.

Helen (unit)

A helen is a humorous unit of measurement based on the concept that Helen of Troy, from the Iliad, had a "face that launched a thousand ships". The helen is thus used to measure quantities of beauty in terms of the theoretical action that could be accomplished by the wielder of such beauty.

Helen (actress)

Helen Jairag Richardson (born 21 November 1938), popularly known as only Helen is a Burma-born Indian film actress and dancer, working in Hindi films. She has appeared in over 700 films, and is often cited as the most popular nautch dancer of her time. She was the inspiration for four films and a book. She is the second wife of Salim Khan.

Helen (given name)

Helen is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Greek name Helenē (dialectal variant: Helena) whose etymology is unknown; a derivation of the latter from , a variant form of , i.e. " torch", is considered "rather uncertain". Another possible derivation is from Greek Selene, meaning ' moon'. Helen of Troy is a character in Greek mythology. The name was widely used by early Christians due to Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine I, who according to legend found a piece of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified when she traveled to Jerusalem. Helen enjoyed a massive burst of popularity in the United States during the first two decades of the 20th century where it was one of the top ten names for baby girls, but became less common by 1920.

Helen (novel)

Helen is a novel by Maria Edgeworth (1767–1849). It was written in 1834, late in the writer's life.

Helen (album)

Helen is an album released by Helen Humes in 1981 on Muse MR 5233, her second for that company. The album was in the final nominations for the 24th Annual Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Performance.”

Helen (film)

Helen is a 2009 American drama film starring Ashley Judd and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. It follows a professor (Judd) who overcomes severe depression after a massive breakdown, with the help of new friend Matilda (Smith). Filming took place late 2007 in Vancouver.

Usage examples of "helen".

The matter caused a good deal of sensation at the time, and the girl Helen was closely questioned by Mr.

They continued to walk down one of the many pathways Helen could see running all around the grounds.

Taking it all in all, Helen and I felt that it was a kind stroke of fortune which had brought Oscar to us.

Menelaus and Helen or Perseus and Andromeda, that I found appropriate to my purposes, a brief summary might be helpful.

When everything was cleaned up, we left Att and Helen to close the lock room and go home.

Jimmy and I just tossed the suits over our arms and said goodbye to Helen and Att and went off toward Salvage.

Jimmy and I and Venie were safe, but Att and Helen and Riggy were not yet aboard.

Daniel and Philip Berrigan, William Sloane Coffin, Sister Helen Prejean, Jesse Jackson, Father Robert Drinan, Reverend F.

And thanks to my new writing friends, the Hudson Valley RWA women, who provided much help and encouragement: Terri Hall, Kathy Attalla, Renee Simons, Karen Drogin, Claire Ruane, Bette LaGow, Blair Lavey, Liz Matis, Jeannie Miraglia, Janet Walters, Paula Keller, Elaine Lindenblatt, Grace Bizzarro, Georgia Carey, Nancy Hajeski, Karen Larsen, Helen Grishman, Jennifer Probst, Mildred Lubke, Sunny Hogg.

Barry, Crover, Caesar, Hector, John, Helen, myself, and Tom Bluestem, we all got in the ranch truck and Grandmother Bluestem drove us to Lost Moon Canyon.

While the remaining Minids hooted at these inept brachiators, I went to Helen, lifted her to her feet, and led her back down the hillside to our tent.

I asked him about athletics, and he said that Helen De Crispin High School had a track team, despite the lack of breatheable air.

Thus, The Gilded Cage was a museum of unnatural sociality, and the smile of the barman welcomed Francis, Helen, and Rudy, bums all, and Pee Wee, their clean-shirted friend, to the tableau.

Louisa, seeing that her sister was in the power of the dreaded bushranger, strained her ears to catch the words which presently he began to speak in a quiet but earnest tone to Helen.

Lady Sylvester Elmshade, Mrs Barbara Lovebirch, Mrs Poll Ash, Mrs Holly Hazeleyes, Miss Daphne Bays, Miss Dorothy Canebrake, Mrs Clyde Twelvetrees, Mrs Rowan Greene, Mrs Helen Vinegadding, Miss Virginia Creeper, Miss Gladys Beech, Miss Olive Garth, Miss Blanche Maple, Mrs Maud Mahogany, Miss Myra Myrtle, Miss Priscilla Elderflower, Miss Bee Honeysuckle, Miss Grace Poplar, Miss O Mimosa San, Miss Rachel Cedarfrond, the Misses Lilian and Viola Lilac, Miss Timidity Aspenall, Mrs Kitty Dewey-Mosse, Miss May Hawthorne, Mrs Gloriana Palme, Mrs Liana Forrest, Mrs Arabella Blackwood and Mrs Norma Holyoake of Oakholme Regis graced the ceremony by their presence.