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What does Lene mean?

Lene [lene] as a name for girls. Lene's name origin is Latin, and the name Lene means "mild, soft, silky". Lene is a version of Arlene: modern coinage of unclear origin. Lene is also a variant of Lenis (Latin): rare.

Associated with: soft (gentle).


Lene has 7 different relations via Arlene, Lenis: Lena, Leneta, Lenice, Lenita, Lennice, Lenos and Lina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lone, Lyne, ..

(male) Lece, Lele, ..

How popular is Lene?

Lene is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#53659 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Arlene (#1482 the previous year), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the prominent variation forms of Lene (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Lene was at its peak a century ago (usage of 0.4%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1%, 79%), with forms such as Lena becoming less trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lene and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlene, 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, Lean, Leann, Leanne, Leeann, Leeanne, Leianne, Leoine, Leone, Leyanne, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Lin, Linn, Luane, Luann, Luanne, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. Other suggested similar names are Dene, Gene, Lana, Lanae, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Leana, Lee, Leena, Leina, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Leni, 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.