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What does Lenya mean?

Lenya Pronunciation of Lenya [lenya] as a girls' name. Lenya means "sun ray". Lenya is an alternate spelling of Olena (Russian, Greek): variation of Helen. Lenya is also a form of Yalena (Russian, Greek).

Associated with: sun.


Lenya has 1 variant: Lena.

3 more different relations via Olena, Yalena: Alena, Elena and Olenya.

Creative forms:
(female) Lunya, Lynya, ..

(male) Lenyam, Lery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lenya Mackenzie (L.M.), ..

How popular is Lenya?

Lenya is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Lenya is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Elena (#106 the previous year), Lena (#272), Alena (#596) and Olena are the popular related forms of Lenya (not ranked). These forms of Lenya reached the height of their popularity a century ago (average #984) and are somewhat less popular today (#743, 27% less usage), with the form Lena becoming somewhat dated. Elena and Alena are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Elena, Lena, Olena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lenya is pronounced similarly to Lana, Lanah, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Lanna, Lanny, Leanah, Leanna, Leenah, Leeona, Leina, Lenae, Lenah, Leni, Lenna, Leonia, Leonie, Lewana, Lewanna, Linah, Lonee, Lonni, Luana and Lynah. Other suggested similar names are Aenya, Anya, Danya, Deenya, Delya, Dinya, Donya, Fanya, Fenya, Geenya, Gelya, Genaya, Genya, Kennya, Kenya, Lalya, Leanza, Leasa, Leda, Leela, Leeta, Leeya, Leeza, Legra, Lela, Lenda, Lene, Lenor, Lenora, Lenos, Leoda, Leola, Leonda, Leora, Lesia, Lesy, Lesya, Leta, Letha, Letoya, Lexa, Lexya, Leya, Leyda, Panya, Sonya, Tanya, Tonya, Veenya and Zenya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lenya.

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