Family name origins & meanings
- Swedish (also frequent in Finland) : ornamental name from an unexplained first element + the suffix -lin or -in, common suffixes of surnames.
- French (Hélin) : from a pet form of Hélie (see Helie 1).
- French (Hélin) : from the Germanic personal name Heilin, a short form of any of various compound names with the first element heil (see Heilmann 2).
- English : variant of Hillian.