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What does Lean mean?

Lean Pronunciation of Lean as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the name Lean means "sun ray". Lean is an Irish form of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, greek, sun


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA HELEN Elana, Helana, Ileana, Lana, Leana, Leanora, Lena, Leni, Leora, Lina, Nell



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How popular is Lean?

Lean is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3628 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#30716 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Lena (#301 IN 2018), Lana (#360), Helen (#413), Lina (#760), Elana (#1581), Leora (#1680), Ileana (#1928), Leana, Leanora and Nell are the popular related forms of Lean (UNLISTED). These forms of Lean reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (ADOPTION OF 3.44%) and are now significantly less common (ADOPTION 0.2%, 94.1%), with forms such as Leora falling out of fashion. Helen has been the most recognizable form, though Lena is now the more favored form. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Helen, Ileana, Lana, Leana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leanora, Lena, Leora, Lina, Nell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lean is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane, Layne, Leann, Leanne, Leeann, Leeanne, Leianne, Lene, Leoine, Leone, Leyanne, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Lin, Linn, Louann, Luane, Luann, Luanne, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Devan, Dian, Dwan, Elan, Eman, Fan, Fran, Ilean, Iman, Jan, Jean, Lani, Lea, Leah, Leala, Leanah, Leanda, Leanna, Leanza, Leasa, Leena, Leia, Leiana, Leina, Lela, Lelah, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Leona, Leoni, Lesy, Levana, Lewana, Lexann, Lexi, Leyna, Lia, Liana, Logan, Luana, Nan, Regan, Rian, Ryan, San, Sean, Sian and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lean.

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