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Lena

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English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian, diminutive of various names ending in lena
"bright, beautiful"

Lena Origin and Meaning

The name Lena is a girl's name of English origin.
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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# 267 in the US

Lena Rank in US Top 1000

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Lena Popularity

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Lists containing Lena

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Famous People Named Lena

  • Lena DunhamAmerican actress and filmmaker
  • Lena HeadeyEnglish actress
  • Lena Mary Calhoun HorneAmerican actress and singer
  • Lena MeyerLandrut, German singer
  • Lena YadaJapanese,American pro wrestler
  • Lena ZavaroniScottish singer
  • Elena Sergeevna "Lena" KatinaRussian singer of group t.A.T.u
  • Lena WaitheAmerican actress, producer and screenwriter
  • Lena Elizabeth Tindall (b. 2018)daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; granddaughter of Princess Anne
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Lena in Pop Culture

  • Lena the Hyenacharacter from the "Li'l Abner" universe
  • Lena Sayerscharacter in the anime "My,Otome"
  • Lena Kaligarischaracter in Ann Brashares's "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"
  • Lena Grovecharacter in "Light in August" by William Faulkner
  • Lena Leonardcharacter in movie "Punch,Drunk Love"
  • Lena Duchannescharacter in Caster Chronicles & Beautiful Creatures series
  • Lena St. Claircharacter in Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club"
  • Lenacharacter in movie "Blue Crush"
  • Lena Luthorcharacter in DC Comics and CW show "Supergirl"
  • Lena Adams Fostera lead character on TV's "The Fosters"
  • Magdelena "Lena" Ella Haloway Tiddlemain character in "Delirium" trilogy by Lauren Oliver
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  • Lenastereotypical Scandinavian in "Ole and Lena" jokes
  • Lena Pearcecharacter in the game "Watch Dogs"
  • Lena "Tracer" Oxtoncharacter in the game "Overwatch"
  • Lena Adamscharacter in the "Will Trent" series by Karin Slaughter
  • Lenacharacter in "DuckTales"
  • Lenacharacter in ABC's "Splitting Up Together"
  • Lenaalso known as Ghost Bird, character in "Southern Reach" series
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