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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Leen mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leen

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     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan says the name Leen means "Clemency, gentleness, leniency, lenity, mildness".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Leen is of Arabic origin and means "Easy-going".
  • According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Leen is of Arabic origin and means "Soft, easy-going, kind".
  • A submission from Qatar says the name Leen means "Kindness" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A submission from Maldives says the name Leen means "Previous and assume to be with".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Leen

Lee Towers is a singing and singer. Lee was given the name Leen Huyzer on March 23rd, 1946 in Bolnes, Ridderkerk, Netherlands. Lee is also known as Lee de bi.


Leen was born on September 3rd, 1955. Leen is also known as Dijke and Leendert Cornelis van.



Leen was born on July 9th, 1949 in Wageningen, Netherlands.


Leen was born on January 31st, 1910 in Russian Empire. She left this life on March 6th, 1943.


Leen Verbeek is a politician, civil servant, social worker, civil service, and social work. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to 2008. Leen was born on March 5th, 1954 in Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. Leen is also known as Verbeek and Leendert.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Leen

Bill Leen is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1981. Bill was born on March 1st, 1962.


She left this life on January 1st, 1995.


Tante was born in 1912. She died in 1992.


He was most active from 1990 to present. Willie was born in County Kerry.


Jonathan Leen is a sports team member for the FC Mamer 32.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 6 6 0
1992 5 5 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 5 5 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 11 11 0
1998 5 5 0
1999 10 10 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 19 19 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 30 30 0
2004 22 22 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 34 34 0
2007 31 31 0
2008 31 31 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 48 48 0
2011 68 68 0
2012 62 62 0
2013 84 84 0
2014 85 85 0
2015 99 99 0
2016 109 109 0
2017 108 108 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Leen

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Leen as a first name

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Popularity of Leen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leen U.S.
  White 90.44% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.32% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leen

People with the last name Leen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Leen

  • How Popular is the name Leen? Leen is the 10,745th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leen was the 31,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 976 babies born with the first name Leen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leen to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Leen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leen is Sunday, October 5th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Leen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leen was in 2016 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Leen Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leen is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Leen: Your name in reverse order is Neel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 732 people with the last name Leen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leen as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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