Helle Family History
Helle Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German helle ‘hell’ used (often in field names) in a topographic sense to denote a hollow or a wild precipitous place. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse hella ‘flat stone flagstone flat mountain’ or hellir ‘cave’. Finnish: ornamental name from helle ‘hot weather’ adopted during the name-changing campaigns of the early 20th century mostly to replace Swedish surnames beginning with Hell- or Häll- such as Hellgren and Hellström (see Hellstrom ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press