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751
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586
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in 2010

Lean

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 5 0
1919 6 0 6
1920 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 5 0
1925 5 0 5
1926 10 0 10
1927 16 8 8
1929 5 5 0
1930 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1951 5 5 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 8 8 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 10 10 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 14 14 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 8 8 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 10 10 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 16 16 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 15 15 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 19 19 0
1984 17 17 0
1985 27 27 0
1986 23 23 0
1987 15 15 0
1988 22 22 0
1989 15 15 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 11 11 0
1993 6 6 0
1994 5 5 0
1995 7 7 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 7 7 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 6 6 0
2002 10 5 5
2003 5 5 0
2004 9 9 0
2006 8 8 0
2007 13 13 0
2008 14 8 6
2009 14 7 7
2010 16 16 0
2011 14 6 8
2012 17 7 10
2013 17 9 8
2014 22 6 16
2015 21 7 14

Fun Facts about the name Lean

  • How many people with the first name Lean have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 751 babies born with the first name Lean in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lean to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lean? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lean first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lean is Friday, June 7th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Lean born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lean was in 1985 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Lean Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lean is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Lean: Your name in reverse order is Nael. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lean? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 586 people with the last name Lean.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lean? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lean as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lean U.S.
  White 65.53% 64.26%
  African American 5.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lean

People with the last name Lean are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Lean

The name "Lean" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Serves John". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Lean
To conceal.

Etymology: Icel. leyna; akin to G. läugnen to deny, AS. lȳgnian, also E. lie to speak falsely

verb Lean
Senses
  1. To incline, deviate, or bend, from a vertical position; to be in a position thus inclining or deviating; as, she leaned out at the window; a leaning column. "He leantforward." [Dickens.]
  2. To incline in opinion or desire; to conform in conduct; -- with to toward, etc."They delight rather to lean to their old customs." [Spenser.]
  3. To rest or rely, for support, comfort, and the like; -- with on upon, or against."He leaned not on his fathers but himself." [Tennyson.]

Etymology: OE. lenen, AS. hlinian hleonian (v. i.); akin to OS. hlinōn, D. leunen, OHG. hlinēn linēn, G. lehnen, L. inclinare, Gr. kli`nein, L. clivus hill, slope. √40. Cf. Declivity Climax Incline Ladder

verb Lean
To cause to lean; to incline; to support or rest.

Etymology: From Lean (v. i.); AS. hlǣnan, v. t., fr. hleonian hlinian (v. i.)

adjective Lean
Senses
  1. Wanting flesh; destitute of or deficient in fat; slim; not plump; slender; meager; thin; lank; as, a lean body; a lean cattle.
  2. Wanting fullness, richness, sufficiency, or productiveness; deficient in quality or contents; slender; scant; barren; bare; mean; -- used literally and figuratively; as, the lean harvest; a lean purse; a lean discourse; lean wages. "No leanwardrobe." [Shak.]"Their lean and flashy songs." [Milton.]"What the land is, whether it be fat or lean." [Num. xiii. 20.]"Out of my lean and low ability I'll lend you something." [Shak.]
  3. [Typog] Of a character which prevents the compositor from earning the usual wages; -- opposed to fat; as, lean copy, matter, or type.
    synonyms: slender; spare; thin; meager; lank; skinny; gaunt.

Etymology: OE. lene, AS. hlǣne; prob. akin to E. lean to incline. See Lean (v. i.)

noun Lean
Senses
  1. That part of flesh which consists principally of muscle without the fat."The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy." [Goldsmith.]
  2. [Typog] Unremunerative copy or work.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  2. Rely on for support ("We can lean on this man")
  3. Cause to lean or incline ("He leaned his rifle against the wall")
  4. To incline or bend from a vertical position ("She leaned over the banister")
  5. Cause to lean to the side
  6. Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
  7. Lacking excess flesh ("Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look")
  8. Not profitable or prosperous ("a lean year")
  9. Lacking in mineral content or combustible material ("lean ore" and "lean fuel")
  10. Containing little excess ("a lean budget")

From Middle English lenen (“to lean”), from Old English hleonian, hlinian (“to lean, recline, lie down, rest”), from Proto-Germanic *hlinjaną (“to lean, incline”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley-. Cognate via Proto-Germanic with Middle Dutch lenen (“to lean”), German lehnen (“to lean”); via Proto-Indo-European with climate, cline.

  1. (of an object taller than its width and depth) An inclination away from the vertical.
    The trees had various toward gaps in the canopy.

From Middle English lene (“lean”), from Old English hlǣne (“lean”), (cognate with Low German leen), perhaps from hlǣnan (“to cause to lean (due to hunger or lack of food)”), from Proto-Germanic *hlainijaną (“to cause to lean”). If so, then related to Old English hlinian, hleonian (“to lean”).

From Icelandic leyna? Akin to German leugnen (“deny”). Compare lie (“speak falsely”).

    lean was also found in the following language(s): Galician, Irish, Northern Sami, Old English, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, and West Frisian

    Other Inspirations for the Name Lean

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Lean

    David Lean

    David Lean is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and film editor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to 1991. David was born in 1908 in Croydon, Surrey, England.

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