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Lena

Last Name
975
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Lena mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Lena

User Submitted Origins

German
42%
English
25%
Polish
11%
Arabic
7%
Greek
4%
Slavic
2%
Spanish
2%
African
2%
Italian
2%
Russian
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Lena is of Slavic origin and means "Alluring, or Light".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Lena is of Greek origin and means "Light, temptress, alluring".
  3. According to 3 people from all over the world, the name Lena is of English / Polish origin and means "Brave as a Lion".
  4. According to 2 people from the United States and Sweden, the name Lena means "Light".
  5. A user from Rwanda says the name Lena is of African origin and means "She that allures".
  6. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Lena is of English origin and means "Sunlight and moonlight".
  7. A user from Canada says the name Lena is of Arabic origin and means "Palm Tree/Sunlight".
  8. A user from Australia says the name Lena means "amazing".
  9. According to a user from Canada, the name Lena means "Home".
  10. According to a user from Ohio, U.S., the name Lena is of Latin origin and means "Knight".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Le"na
A procuress.

Etymology: L

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, from the Scandinavian, German and Russian pet form of Helena, Magdalena and Yelena (also spelled Elena).
  2. Lena River, flowing 2,734 miles from the Baikal Mountains of Siberia to the Arctic Ocean.

Lena was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Lena

Notable Persons Named Lena

Lena Headey

Lena Headey is an actress. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Lena was born on October 3rd, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an actress, writer, director, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Lena was born as the child of Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons on May 13th, 1986.

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Lena Horne

Lena Horne was a broadway theatre, traditional pop music, and vocal jazz singer, dancer, actress, activist, and activism. She was most active from 1933 to 2000. Lena was given the name Lena Mary Calhoun Horne on June 30th, 1917 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on May 9th, 2010.

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Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a pop and indie pop musician. She holds the title Lena Meyer-Landrut "Satellite". She has been prominent since 2010. Lena was given the name Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut on May 23rd, 1991 in Hanover, Germany. Lena is also known as Lena.

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Lena Luthor

Lena Luthor is a comics character.

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Lena Olin

Lena Olin is an actress. She has been prominent since 1976. Lena was given the name Lena Maria Jonna Olin on March 22nd, 1955 in Stockholm.

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  • Lena Katina
    Musician
  • Leona Helmsley
    Hotelier
  • Lena Yada
  • Lena Park
    Musician
  • Lena Zavaroni
    Singing
  • Lena Gercke
  • Lena Herzog
    Fine-art Photography
  • Lena Endre
    Actress
  • Lena Kaligaris
  • Lena Nyman
    Actress
  • Lina Basquette
    Actress
  • Alexandra Dahlström
    Actor
  • Lena Bergman
  • Lena Goessling
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lena

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lena

Lena

Lena is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present.

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Nijaz Lena

Nijaz Lena is a soccer player for the KF Teuta Durrës, FK Makedonija Gjorče Petrov, Flamurtari Vlorë, Macedonia national under-21 football team, and Macedonia national football team. Nijaz was born on June 25th, 1986 in Struga.

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Jeffrey Lena

Jeffrey was born in 1958.

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M Lena

M was born on December 24th, 1859. He left this life on March 31st, 1928.

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Common last names for Lena

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • White
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Clark

Common first names for Lena

  • Frank
  • Joe
  • Vincent

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lena U.S.
  White 69.54% 64.26%
  African American 2.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lena

People with the last name Lena are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Lena

  • What name lists does Lena rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lena? Lena is the 513th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lena was the 25,381st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,805 babies born with the first name Lena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lena to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 603 new born babies.
  • When was Lena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lena is Thursday, January 21st, 1830.
  • What year had the most people named Lena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lena was in 1917 with a total of 3,004 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lena!
  • Random Lena Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lena ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 60 babies in Missouri have the same name in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Lena: The name spelled backwards is Anel. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Anle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 975 people with the last name Lena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lena as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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