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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lena

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Lena in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Lena:

  • Records indicate that 131,343 girls in the United States have been named Lena since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1917, when 3,005 people in the U.S. were given the name Lena. Those people are now 102 years old.

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      13 Positive Comments

  • "met a lady yesterday with my name. lena i am 65+ she was about 20+ we loved to meet others of our name" Jun. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "im an older lena - born in n.i. have only ever met about 4 others with same name. general reaction about my name on travels has been curiousity - nobody else in family as far back as i can check had the name, but i've been happy with it" Jul. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is lena. I was named after my great grandmother. I have never met a Lena, who is my age and I still can't find anything with my name on it. I hated it when I was young, but I grew into it" Jul. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm only 14 but I love my name! Only bad thing is that my teachers can't say my name right, not even my english teacher! Though I have a girl at my school who's name is Nina so I often turn my head thinking their calling me :) I am proud to be named after my Italian great-great-grandmother since she and her husband founded a major city were I grew up :) I have never met anyone with my name and am happy I'm the only one with a unique name in my school :)" Mar. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother had a dream about my name before I was born, I must have screamed it at her because she woke up and said "that is it her name is Lena". I believe that Lena is the name given to bright, intelligent women who are strong and everlasting. The name does mean "torch" I like to think of it as a beacon to those that are searching for peace." Dec. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first daughter's name is Lena, but she goes by Abby (her middle name is Abigail). She's named after my maternal great grandmother and I think it is a beautiful name. I hope she grows up to love it as much as her name sake was loved." Jul. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena, I was named after my grandmother who was of German decent. It is pronounced Le-nuh in some countries but we pronounce it Lee-nuh. I have met a few Lena's in my life and always feel a kindship to them. Be proud of your name, in fact I gave my daughter a very unique name, Naia." Jan. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have many of the same experiences with many of the other Lena-s here. I didn't like my name as a kid because I couldn't find my name on pre-printed stuff like toothbrushes, pencils, keychains, etc. But as an adult I LOVE my name because it's unique. Every once in awhile when I do meet another Lena, I get mad like "that can't be your name cuz that's MY name!" I was named after my grandmother Elena but my parents wanted to keep the "L" names going, both brother and dad have "L" names. So they dropped the "E". I too pronounce it Lee-na" Mar. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena, and I'm 16 years old. I was named after my great-grandmother on my dad's side. At first, when I was younger, I hated my name because no one but older women ever had my name, but have grown to love it over the years BECAUSE of how unique it is. The only thing I hate is how often people mispronounce and misspell it. Usually, I'm called "Lay-nuh," but there are other times when I'm called "Lynn-uh" and "Lie-nuh"... One individual (not a very bright one at that) called me "Lisa". 9 times out of 10, people spell my name wrong- usually they spell it "Lina," and I find myself feeling like Anne of Green Gables quite often, writing an "E" in my name after removing the "I". But, all in all, I love my name." Dec. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sister's name, and I love it! It's pronounced lay-na, not lee-na and I personally like it better that way. I think it's a beautiful name (:" Aug. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, my name's Lena, and I'm proud of it. Let me say that again - I'M PROUD OF IT!! You hardly ever - trust me, I know - see it on bicycle tags, or tee-shirts, or coffe mugs, and I've forgotten how many times people have called me "Leana", "Lana" or "Alena" (all spelled phonetically), but I think it's worth it. All the bearers of the name Lena should be proud." Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest daughters name. I LOVE it. She had one classmate with the same name. We pronounce it Lean-uh. No offense, but I think its a sexy name, now that she is an adult." Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena and as an adult I LOVE it! As a kid I hated it because I could never go to the store and buy pencils, keychains or toothbrushes with my name pre-printed on them. :( But now I LOVE it because when someone yells out Lena in a crowd I know that I'm the only one looking. But if someone yelled out Lisa - I know that at least 3 or 4 different people would turn their heads." Jan. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • ""my name is lenah marang moipolai i live in Botswana, i did not like my name when i was young because there was no one called lenah i know. i`ve met two people named lena and i was mad but i hate the fact that they do not say it right only mom does...and i LOVE it because i feel special. i think lenah`s out there are very strong, beutiful and intelligent like me....." Sep. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena Ann Reynolds. I was named after my fathers grandmother. Her name was cara-lena but hey only knew her as lena. We didn't find out until years later what her real name was. I was always made fun of growing up being called leaner or weaner wrapped in Reynolds wrap. I hated it growing up. I love it as an adult. I have always had this saying about my name. " I am as unique as my name, there may be more out there but they are few and far between."" Dec. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 63 and have never liked my name.. I have met about 10 or so Lena's in my life from the US and Scandinavia. it doesn't fit me or my personality.." Mar. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena, I was named after my fathers sister who lives in Cuba. I never really liked my name when i was younger as people wouldmake fun of me, pretending they were police cars they would go around saying neh na neh na :( lol.. I totally love it now and have met 2 people with the same name. Its a beauriful name and all those gifted people who possess it should be proud :)" Jul. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena and the only other person ive met with that name was my great-great grandmother, whome im named after And we pronounce it Lee-na :)" Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name Lena prononced "leh-na" instead of "lee-na" also the name of one of the characters in the sisterhood of traveling pants series" Dec. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is lena as well and i love it....because no one has it but i hate the nick names people try to make up with lena it really disappoints me lena is such a beautiful name it should be lefted by it self. I've never actually met people with the same name as me. i just really <3 my name, but hate the fact that no one says it right." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lena, I havn't met anyone with the same name, some come very close like Selina or Palina. To this day only about 8% of the people I have spoken with have spelled or pronounced it correct, but as long as the come close I am ok with that." Apr. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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