Lena has 19 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Leena (also used in Indian), Lenah, Lencea, Lencee, Lencey, Lenci, Lencie, Lency, Lene, Lenee, Lenka, Lenna, Linah, and Lyna. Other English forms include the spelling variants Leina, Leyna, and Lina (also used in German, Italian, Russian, African, and Arabic). Forms used in foreign languages include the Dutch Lenie and the Latvian Liene.
In addition, Lena is a form (English) of the English, Irish, and Gaelic Eileen.
Lena is also a shortening of the English Eleanor.
Lena is also a shortening (English, German, Russian, and Scandinavian) of the French, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Helene and a form (English, German, Russian, and Scandinavian) of the English Helen.
Lena is also a form (Russian) of the English, French, and German Lilian.
Lena is also a form of Lina.
Lena is also a shortening (English, German, Polish, and Spanish) of Magdalena.
Lena is also a form (English) of the German, Polish, and English Marlene.
Lena is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.478% of baby girls were named Lena. It had a ranking of #51 then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #301 with a usage of 0.059%, having regained its popularity somewhat in the recent decade. Within all girl names in its family, Lena was the 2nd most popular after Eleanor. It was more frequently used than Lena by 5 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Lena: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Lena:
Rock Musicians Lena Katrina, born 2000, Moscow, Russia.
Singer Lena Horne, born 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York.