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135k
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Lena

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164k Leon

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 603 603 0 #43 girl name
1881 555 555 0 #50 girl name
1882 697 697 0 #43 girl name
1883 800 800 0 #42 girl name
1884 906 906 0 #41 girl name
1885 876 876 0 #43 girl name
1886 992 992 0 #43 girl name
1887 1,004 1,004 0 #42 girl name
1888 1,170 1,162 8 #45 girl name
1889 1,096 1,096 0 #45 girl name
1890 1,137 1,137 0 #47 girl name
1891 1,180 1,174 6 #45 girl name
1892 1,234 1,234 0 #47 girl name
1893 1,261 1,261 0 #46 girl name
1894 1,360 1,360 0 #42 girl name
1895 1,289 1,289 0 #50 girl name
1896 1,326 1,318 8 #48 girl name
1897 1,239 1,239 0 #50 girl name
1898 1,326 1,320 6 #49 girl name
1899 1,159 1,159 0 #49 girl name
1900 1,506 1,506 0 #52 girl name
1901 1,216 1,216 0 #51 girl name
1902 1,225 1,225 0 #56 girl name
1903 1,207 1,200 7 #56 girl name
1904 1,234 1,228 6 #57 girl name
1905 1,258 1,258 0 #61 girl name
1906 1,206 1,206 0 #61 girl name
1907 1,244 1,238 6 #64 girl name
1908 1,336 1,331 5 #64 girl name
1909 1,295 1,295 0 #65 girl name
1910 1,436 1,431 5 #66 girl name
1911 1,454 1,449 5 #71 girl name
1912 1,912 1,903 9 #72 girl name
1913 1,973 1,973 0 #73 girl name
1914 2,268 2,259 9 #75 girl name
1915 2,933 2,927 6 #77 girl name
1916 2,874 2,869 5 #85 girl name
1917 3,015 3,004 11 #85 girl name
1918 2,944 2,937 7 #93 girl name
1919 2,884 2,872 12 #94 girl name
1920 2,793 2,785 8 #98 girl name
1921 2,717 2,710 7
1922 2,635 2,624 11
1923 2,526 2,521 5
1924 2,420 2,410 10
1925 2,245 2,235 10
1926 2,151 2,144 7
1927 1,995 1,984 11
1928 1,819 1,806 13
1929 1,630 1,625 5
1930 1,503 1,491 12
1931 1,311 1,300 11
1932 1,265 1,253 12
1933 1,097 1,088 9
1934 1,077 1,077 0
1935 973 967 6
1936 899 888 11
1937 853 848 5
1938 864 859 5
1939 765 765 0
1940 805 795 10
1941 795 795 0
1942 793 785 8
1943 781 776 5
1944 725 725 0
1945 722 722 0
1946 697 697 0
1947 706 706 0
1948 734 734 0
1949 636 628 8
1950 633 633 0
1951 626 626 0
1952 606 606 0
1953 616 611 5
1954 588 588 0
1955 558 558 0
1956 537 537 0
1957 548 548 0
1958 512 512 0
1959 515 515 0
1960 519 519 0
1961 569 569 0
1962 527 527 0
1963 513 513 0
1964 570 570 0
1965 520 520 0
1966 545 545 0
1967 483 483 0
1968 462 462 0
1969 483 483 0
1970 507 507 0
1971 493 493 0
1972 478 478 0
1973 459 454 5
1974 482 482 0
1975 479 473 6
1976 449 449 0
1977 462 462 0
1978 428 428 0
1979 452 452 0
1980 500 500 0
1981 480 480 0
1982 513 513 0
1983 445 445 0
1984 462 462 0
1985 519 519 0
1986 429 429 0
1987 419 419 0
1988 397 397 0
1989 413 413 0
1990 452 452 0
1991 450 450 0
1992 483 483 0
1993 412 412 0
1994 455 455 0
1995 400 400 0
1996 420 420 0
1997 443 443 0
1998 481 481 0
1999 468 468 0
2000 473 473 0
2001 466 466 0
2002 507 507 0
2003 563 563 0
2004 553 553 0
2005 650 650 0
2006 643 643 0
2007 713 713 0
2008 726 726 0
2009 767 767 0
2010 835 835 0
2011 896 896 0
2012 876 876 0
2013 977 977 0
2014 1,162 1,162 0
2015 1,155 1,155 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Lena baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135,184 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lena" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 12 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 1,503 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lena" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lena as well as things modernly associated with the name Lena such as celebrities named Lena.

Origin and Meaning of Lena

The name "Lena" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Woman of Magdala". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Lena Headey

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

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Lena Dunham

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

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Lena Olin

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

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Lena Horne

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

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Lena Gercke

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

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Lena Meyer-Landrut

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Lena

Lena Chase
Lena Baker
Lena Seikaly

Alternative Meanings

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

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

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Past life for Lena born Jun 24, 1985

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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