Lena

Girl
LEE-na / LAY-na Torch, the ray of light.

Meaning

Lena is a female given name and is of Greek origin. It means torch, the ray of light. Pronounced as LEE-na / LAY-na, the name is currently in the top 100 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 500 of U.S birth chart of the year 2020. Variations of Lena include Leanna, Leena, Leighna, Lina, Leana, Lenna.

Lena might have several meanings as it has evolved in different languages. One of its variations, Leana is seen in Persian, Swedish, Finnish and Hindi. While in Arabic, it means "The one who is for us". Lena might also have originated as a nickname for Helena, Magdalena or other names with “-ena” endings.

Here are some potential nicknames for Lena: Nana, Lean, Lyn.

Origin

Greek

Gender

Lena is a girl's name.

Common Nicknames

Lean, Lyn, Nana

Variations

Leanna, Leena, Leighna, Lina, Leana, Lenna

Pronunciation

LEE-na / LAY-na
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Syllables

2

The rank of Lena in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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