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Meaning and Name Origin

Lene \l(e)-ne\ as a name for girls means "mild, soft, silky". Lene is a derivative of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin. Lene is also a variant of Lenis (Latin): rare.


Lene has 33 different forms via Arlene, Lenis: Arla, Arlan, Arlana, Arlean, Arleana, Arlee, Arleen, Arleena, Arleene, Arlen, Arlena, Arleta, Arletha, Arletta, Arlette, Arleyne, Arlie, Arliene, Arlina, Arlinda, Arline, Arluene, Arly, Arlyn, Arlyne, Arlynn, Lena, Leneta, Lenice, Lenita, Lennice, Lenos and Lina.


Lene is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#55943 out of 88799, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lene and affiliated names. Arleen, Arlene, Arlie, Arline, Arly, Lena (#279 the previous year) and Lina (#767) are the prominent variation forms of Lene (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1910-1919 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Arleen, Arlene, Arlie, Arline and Lina becoming somewhat dated. Lena (#279) is the most chic girl name in this list, with this name enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arleen, Arlene, Arlie, Arline, Arly, Lena, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lene is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Leann, Leanne, Leoine, Leone, Liane, Lin, Linn, Luane, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. Other suggested similar baby names are Dene, Gene, Lana, Lanae, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Leana, Lee, Leena, Leina, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Leoni, Leonie, Leyna, Linea, Lona, Lonee, Loni, Lonie, Luna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynea and Rene. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lene.