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Gender: F Origin of Lena: English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian, diminutive of various names ending in lena Lena's Popularity in 2013: #331

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This pet form of Helena and other ena-ending names, long used as an independent name, is attracting notice again as an option both multicultural and simple. Lena was a Top 100 name from 1880 to 1920.

A past inspiration might be the lovely singer Lena Horne, a contemporary one is the hot creator of and actress in Girls, Lena Dunham, another might be Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey.

Lena Grove is a simple but strong character in William Faulkner's Light in August.

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Famous People Named Lena

Lena Horne, American actress and singer
Lena Dunham, American actress and filmmaker
Lena Headey, English actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Lena

Lena the Hyena, character from the "Li'l Abner" universe.
Lena Sayers, character in the anime series My-Otome.
Lena Kaligaris, character from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Lena Grove, character in "Light in August" by William Faulkner
Lena Leonard, from the movie "Punch-Drunk Love"
Lena Duchannes, Caster Chronicles & Beautiful Creatures protagonist
Lena St. Clair, character in "Joy Luck Club"
Lena, from the movie "Blue Crush"
Lena Adams, character in TV's "The Fosters"
Magdelena "Lena" Haloway/Tiddle, character from Delirium trilogy

Leena, Leina, Lina

Lena's International Variations

Leni (Dutch)