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Gender: FOrigin of Leni: German, diminutive of Lena; Spanish, diminutive of ElenaMeaning of Elena: Spanish variation of Helen, "bright, shining one"
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A foreign nickname name that has never been widely used here -- possibly because of its similarity to the outdated male Lenny -- it was chosen for her daughter by high-profile German supermodel Heidi Klum.
Helene "Leni" Samuel - daughter of Heidi Klum, biological daughter of Flavio Briatore and adopted daugher of Seal. Ferrah Leni "Farrah" Fawcett, American actress
Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most famous filmmaker