What does Lena mean?
Lena \l(e)-na\ 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.
Lena▲ has 30 more alternative forms via Helena, Lina, Marlene: Halina, Helaina, Helana, Heleena, Helenna, Hellena, Lyna, Marla▼, Marlaina, Marlana, Marlane, Marlayna, Marlayne, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marleena, Marleene, Marleina, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marleni, Marley▲, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marline, Marlyn▼, Marlynne and Marna.
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 (#22113 out of 88799, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lena for girls. Lena reached its peak position of #44 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #279. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lena and related names. Popular variation forms of Lena (#279 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Eleanor (#78 last year), Madeline (#89), Alina (#192), Marley (#202), Helen (#404), Marlee (#470), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Marlie, Marlyn, Arlene, Marlene, Marlen, Marlena and Marla. Adoption of this girl name reached its apex during 1930-1939 and is somewhat lower today, with forms like Marlene, Helen, Marlena, Marla and Arlene falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names here are Eleanor (#78), Lena (#279), Helena (#502), Alina (#192) and Madeline (#89), with Eleanor, Helena, Lena and Madeline undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lena▲ is 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▲, 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.