Lena (name)

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Lena
Pronunciation Lay nuh
Len nuh
Lee nuh
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Hebrew[1]
Russian
Greek
Hindi[citation needed]
Meaning sunlight / palm tree
Other names
Variant form(s) Leena, Leana, Lina, Lene, Lenka
Nickname(s) Nana, Len, Lin, Lean[citation needed]
Derived Helena, Magdalena, -line

Lena is a female given name. The name has evolved in different languages as a variation of several earlier names. In some derivations, Lena comes from the endings of Alina and Helena. Lena is also a diminutive or short form for names that end with -line, such as Caroline, Adeline, and Madeline. Leana is seen in Hindi and Swedish, and Leena in Finnish. In Latin it means "brothel-keeper" or "procuress". [2]

Lena was the most popular name for girls born in Poland in 2013. [3]

Name day[edit]

  • Czech: 21 February
  • Serbia (Vojvodina Slovaks): 21 February
  • Greek: 21 May
  • Hindi: 7 July
  • Slovak: 4 June
  • Hungarian: 21 July
  • Swedish: 18 August
  • Polish: 10 November
  • Russian: 3 June (21 May O.S.)

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