What does Lena mean?
Lena /lena/ as a girls' name is pronounced LEE-nah. Originally as a name ending of names like Helena and Marlene. Used as an independent name since the mid-19th century. Actress Lena Olin; singer Lena Horne; director Lina Wertmuller.
How popular is Lena?
Lena is a very prominent first name for females (#259 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#24642 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Lena for girls. Lena reached its peak position of #44 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #279. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Lena (#279 last year) are Eleanor (#78 last year), Madeline (#89), Alina (#192), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Marlene and Arlene. Adoption of these forms of Lena was common during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.676%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.492%, ▼27%), with the forms Marlene, Helen, Arlene, Eileen and Lina falling out of fashion. Madeline has been the most prominent, though Lena has become popular as well.
Lena▲ is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Leeona, Lenae, Leni, Leonie▼, Leowna, Lianna, Linah, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Loni, Luana, Luanna, Luna▲, Lynae, Lynah, Lynnae and Lynnea. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dena▼, Eena, Gena▼, Hena, Jena▼, Kena, Lane, Lea▼, Lean, Leann▼, Leda▼, Leia▲, Lela▼, Lenda, Lene, Leone▼, Leta▼, Lexa, Leya, Lin, Linn, Lyn▼, Lynn▼, Mena, Nena, Rena▼, Sena▼, Tena▼, Vena▼, Xena▼ and Zena▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lena.