home > girl names > lena

Lena - Meaning of Lena

What does Lena mean?

Meaning of the name LenaLenciLenahLenceaLeneLencyLenceeLenieLencieLenceyLeneeLenkaLeena

[ 2 syll. le-na, len-a ] The baby girl name Lena is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced LEH-Naa (German) or LYEH-Naa (Russian) †.

1: Lena's language of origin is Hebrew. It is predominantly used in Armenian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Scandinavian. The name Lena means 'dwelling, lodging'.

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.

2: Lena's language of origin is Latin. Here, the meaning is 'alluring one'.

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.

See also the related forms, Marielena, Rosalena, Shelena, Talena, Tralena, and Verlene.

See also the related categories, armenian, dutch, french, polish, scandinavian, german, and russian.

Lena is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as 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 2016, it ranked at #276 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 2016.

Baby names that sound like Lena include Lenna, Laeni, Laenie, Lainey, Laini, Lainie, Lami, Lamya, Lana, Lanae, Lanee, Lanei, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Lanna, Lanney, Lanni, Lannie, and Lanny.

† 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.


Meaning of Lena Meaning of Lena Meaning of Leyna Meaning of Leina Meaning of Lina Meaning of Leena Meaning of Lenah Meaning of Linah Meaning of Liene Meaning of Lenna Meaning of Lene Meaning of Eleanor Meaning of Magdalena Meaning of Eileen Meaning of Marlene Meaning of Lilian Meaning of Helen Meaning of Marielena Meaning of Rosalena Meaning of Shelena Meaning of Talena Meaning of Tralena Meaning of Verlene
Baby Name Explorer for Lena

Lena Popularity Charts

Variant Popularity Chart 
for Lena 
in 2016
Popularity Trend 
for Lena 
from 1900 to 2016
Variant Popularity Trend 
for Lena 
from 1900 to 2016
Legend:
blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name







Copyright © 2009-2018 Baby Names Pedia. All rights reserved.