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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

The name Leni is a girl's name of German origin. Leni and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Multi-Family CAF with Initials".

From the experts:

A foreign nickname name that has never been widely used here -- possibly because of its similarity to the outdated male Lenny -- it was chosen for her daughter by high-profile German supermodel Heidi Klum.

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Famous People Named Leni

Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo, 14th Vice President of the Philippines
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl, German filmmaker
Leni Christina Elisabeth Björklund, Swedish politician
Leni Kokkes-Hanepen, Dutch fencer
Leni Larsen Kaurin, Norwegian footballer
Helene "Leni" Junker, German sprinter
Leni Parker, Canadian actress
Leni Stengel, German actress
Leni Harper, Scottish actress
Leni Lynn (born Angelica Ciofani), American actress
Leni Stern (born Magdalena Thora), German guitarist
Leni Alexander, German-Chilean composer
Ferrah Leni "Farrah" Fawcett, American actress
Helene "Leni" Samuel (b. 2004), daughter of model Heidi Klum, biological daughter of Flavio Briatore; adopted daughter of singer Seal
Leni Cole (b. 2012), daughter of footballer Mitchell Cole
Leni Rose Oshie (b. 2016), daughter of ice hockey player TJ Oshie

Pop Culture References for the name Leni

Leni Loud, character in Nickelodeon's "The Loud House"