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.
Associated with: 19th century.
(female) Leenna, Lehna, ..
(male) Lenam, Lenie, .. Middle name pairings:
Lena Madeline (L.M.), ..
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)
Lena reached its peak position of #44 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #272. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Lena (#272 last year) are Eleanor (#60 last year), Madeline (#90), Alina (#172), Helen (#419), Aileen (#515), Helena (#534), Eileen (#694), Lina (#857), Marlene (#1174), Leena (#1259), Arlene (#1376), Olena, Marna and Leyna. Usage of these forms of Lena was common a century ago (usage of 5.88%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.92%, ▼84%), with forms like Arlene falling out of fashion. Madeline has been the most prominent, though Aileen 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 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.See names in meaning and etymology.