Gender: Female Origin of Leni: German, diminutive of Lena; Spanish, diminutive of Elena Meaning of Lena: English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian, diminutive of various names ending in lena

Leni Origin and Meaning

The name Leni is a girl's name of German origin.

A foreign nickname name that has never been widely used here -- possibly because of its similarity to the outdated male Lenny -- it was chosen for her daughter by high-profile German supermodel Heidi Klum.

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srudolph Says:



beachbear Says:


Is it pronounced like Lennie or like Lanie?

kat_amanda Says:


Love this name

GreenEyes375 Says:


I love this name. Of course it is one of my nn (though most everyone besides my parents spell it Lennie).