the meaning of Helena is "sun ray, shining light
In ancient Greece, the appearance of a single glowing ball of light
(also called St. Elmo's fire) was called Helena and two were called Castor
Helena is a cognate of the Greek Helenē, which
from the root ēlē (light
, torch, bright). The name
is borne in Greek legend by the beautiful wife of the king of Sparta. Her abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked
off the Trojan War.