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pinWhat 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.


Lena has 4 variants: Leena, Leina, Leyna and Lina.

Related girl names: Helen, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Eileen, Eleanor, Madeline and Olena.

Lena has 3 more alternative forms via Helena, Lina, Marlene: Helana, Lyna and Marna.

Kreatif forms: Lehna, Lenalo, Lolena. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Lena for girls. Lena reached its peak position of #44 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #279. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular variation forms of Lena (#279 last year) are Eleanor (#78 last year), Madeline (#89), Alina (#192), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Marlene and Arlene. Adoption of these forms of Lena was common during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.676%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.492%, 27%), with the forms Marlene, Helen, Arlene, Eileen and Lina falling out of fashion. Madeline has been the most prominent, though Lena has become popular as well.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Eileen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Helen, Helena, Lina, Madeline, Marlene in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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 baby 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.