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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 4 variants: Leena, Leina, Leyna and Lina.

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlee, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Marley, Marlie, Marlyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.