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.
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).
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).
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.