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Helou, Hélou or Helu is a surname that means "sweet" or "pretty" in Arabic. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Abdul Latif Helou (born 1971), Syrian footballer
  • Anissa Helou (born 1952), British food writer of Lebanese/Syrian descent
  • Carlos Slim Helu (born 1940), Mexican business magnate of Lebanese descent
  • Charles Helou (1913 2001), President of Lebanon
  • Hanna Helou (1922–2009), Lebanese Maronite priest
  • John Helou (died 1823), Lebanese religious leader