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Gender: FOrigin of Leni: German, diminutive of Lena; Spanish, diminutive of ElenaMeaning of Elena: Spanish variation of Helen, "bright, shining light"
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A foreign nickname name that has never been widely used here -- possibly because of its similarity to the outdated male Lenny -- it was chosen for her daughter by high-profile German supermodel Heidi Klum.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