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What does the name "Lena" mean?

Lena (Hebrew): Woman of Magdala

The name "Lena" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Woman of Magdala". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 37 other names that are similar to this one.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Anel". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aenl". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Lena" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Lena? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 134,010 babies born with the name Lena in the United States. That's more than enough Lenas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 603 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lena" was in 1917 with a total of 3,004 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lenas)

According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lena" is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of only 569 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Lena popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lena in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Lena

Lena Headey

Lena Headey is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to present. Lena was born in 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda.


Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an actress, writer, director and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Lena was born in 1986 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Lena Gercke

Lena Gercke is a model. Lena was born in 1988 as Lena Johanna Gercke in Marburg, Hesse, West Germany.


Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Lena was born in 1991 as Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut in Hanover, Germany.


Lena Olin

Lena Olin is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Lena was born in 1956 as Lena Maria Jonna Olin in Stockholm, Sweden.


Lena Horne

Lena Horne is a singer, dancer, actress, and activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1933 to 2000. Lena was born in 1917 as Lena Mary Calhoun Horne in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Past life for Lena born Dec 20, 1960

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 875. Your profession was trainer, holder of the fine animals, birds, insects.

Your brief psychological profile in that past life:
Revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere — politics, business, religion, housekeeping. Could be a leader.

Lessons that your last past life brought to present:
Your lesson – to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Now do you remember?

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