Gender: Feminine
Origin: Estonian
Meaning: “flake.”

The name is possibly derived from the Estonian, helves, meaning, “flake.”

Another form is Helve.

The designated name-day is February 27.



Gender: Feminine
Origin: Latvian
Meaning: “snowflake; snowbird”

The name comes directly from the Latvian word for snowflake, it is also the word for the snowbird. Its designated name-day is December 2nd. As of 2008, approximately 201 women bore this name.