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Meaning and name origin

Lena \l(e)-na\ as a girl's 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.


Variations

Lena has 4 variant forms: Leena, Leina, Leyna and Lina.

For more information, see also related girl names Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Eileen, Eleanor, Helen, Madeline and Olena.


Popularity

Lena is a very popular first name for females (#259 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22113 out of 88799, Top 25%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lena for girls. Lena reached its highest rank of #44 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Madeline (#89), Alina (#192), Lena (#279), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Marlene and Arlene. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Eileen, Eleanor, Helen, Helena, Lena, Lina, Madeline, Marlene in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alina, Eileen, Eleanor, Helen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Helena, Lena, Lina, Madeline outside U.S.


Similar Names

Lena is also pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leenah, Leeona, Leiana, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Leoni, Leonia, Leowna, Lewana, Liana, Linah, Linea, Linna, Lona, Loni, Lonna, Luana, Luna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynea and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gena, Jena, Kena, Lane, Lea, 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.

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