Female first name (Italian, Spanish): Elena, the beam end; Ancient Greek (Greek mythology), Helen = the torch, the shine, the sun's rays, in Greek Mythology is Helena, the daughter of Zeus and Leda, her abduction was the reason for the Trojan War, the name 'Helios' of the Greek sun god has the same roots Meaning: Sole Source: Greek Name Day: August 18 Color: Yellow Stone: Topaz Metal: Gold And 'one of the most common names in Italy for women, being the fifteenth place, even in the double variant Elena Mary. It 's basically a name thanks to the worship of many Christian saints, the most notorious of which was s. Elena Roman empress, mother of Constantine, who discovered in the Holy Land of the True Cross of Christ, which was reported to Rome, where s. Elena built the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. But it is also a array name mythological being Elena daughter of Zeus, wife of Menelaus, abducted by Paris and cause of the Trojan War. The fame of the name, however, was renewed in modern times thanks to the prestige of the Queen of Italy Elena of Savoy, Princess of Montenegro, wife of Vittorio Emanuele III. Confident of his strength and his judgment, Elena the value would need to impose themselves on others. If it does, because it has too much respect for the freedoms of others and self-determination of each.