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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Len

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L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons Named Len

Len Wiseman is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1994. Len was given the name Len Ryan Wiseman on March 4th, 1973 in Fremont, California, U.S.

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Len Bias is a basketball player. Len was born on November 18th, 1963 in Landover, Maryland.

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Len Cariou is an actor. Len was given the name Leonard Joseph Cariou on September 30th, 1939 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada.

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Len Goodman is a television personality, dance teacher, and dancer. He was most active from 1967 to present. Len was given the name Leonard Gordon Goodman on April 25th, 1944 in Wolverhampton, England.

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Len Deighton is a novelist, military historian, cookery writer, graphic artist, military history, cooking, graphic designer, cookerywriter, and andgraphic artist. Len was given the name Leonard Cyril Deighton on February 18th, 1929 in Marylebone, London.

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Len Dawson is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Kansas City Chiefs. Len was born on June 20th, 1935 in Alliance, Ohio.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Len

Alex Len is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2010. Alex was born on June 16th, 1993 in Antratsyt, Ukraine.

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Ivan Len is a soccer player for the Free agent, FC Sokil Berezhany, FC Rava Rava-Ruska, FC Obolon Kyiv, and FC Hoverla Uzhhorod. Ivan was born on July 25th, 1982 in Berezhany.

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Szabolcs Len is an athlete for the Debreceni VSC.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1881 11 0 11
1882 9 0 9
1883 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1885 14 0 14
1886 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 6 0 6
1890 11 0 11
1892 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1894 8 0 8
1896 13 0 13
1897 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1899 7 0 7
1900 10 0 10
1902 9 0 9
1903 9 0 9
1904 9 0 9
1905 11 0 11
1906 14 0 14
1907 14 0 14
1909 11 0 11
1910 10 0 10
1911 8 0 8
1912 24 0 24
1913 22 0 22
1914 20 0 20
1915 28 0 28
1916 31 0 31
1917 34 0 34
1918 34 0 34
1919 31 0 31
1920 44 0 44
1921 33 0 33
1922 32 0 32
1923 30 0 30
1924 26 0 26
1925 29 0 29
1926 28 0 28
1927 24 0 24
1928 36 0 36
1929 32 0 32
1930 36 0 36
1931 38 0 38
1932 44 5 39
1933 28 0 28
1934 34 0 34
1935 38 0 38
1936 32 0 32
1937 34 0 34
1938 38 0 38
1939 43 0 43
1940 47 0 47
1941 49 0 49
1942 37 0 37
1943 44 0 44
1944 49 0 49
1945 54 0 54
1946 65 0 65
1947 83 0 83
1948 76 0 76
1949 61 5 56
1950 74 8 66
1951 58 0 58
1952 99 7 92
1953 87 8 79
1954 70 0 70
1955 77 0 77
1956 85 6 79
1957 102 8 94
1958 125 6 119
1959 105 9 96
1960 121 0 121
1961 116 7 109
1962 102 8 94
1963 89 0 89
1964 100 10 90
1965 77 0 77
1966 71 0 71
1967 71 0 71
1968 90 5 85
1969 89 0 89
1970 118 5 113
1971 71 0 71
1972 59 5 54
1973 55 0 55
1974 38 0 38
1975 32 0 32
1976 44 0 44
1977 30 0 30
1978 27 0 27
1979 29 0 29
1980 26 0 26
1981 23 0 23
1982 22 0 22
1983 23 0 23
1984 16 0 16
1985 24 0 24
1986 18 0 18
1987 21 0 21
1988 15 0 15
1989 21 0 21
1990 14 0 14
1991 15 0 15
1992 9 0 9
1993 9 0 9
1994 10 0 10
1995 13 0 13
1996 13 0 13
1997 12 0 12
1998 10 0 10
1999 8 0 8
2000 12 0 12
2001 8 0 8
2003 10 0 10
2004 9 0 9
2005 11 0 11
2006 12 0 12
2007 10 0 10
2008 5 0 5
2009 12 0 12
2010 13 0 13
2011 9 0 9
2012 14 0 14
2013 8 0 8
2014 15 0 15
2015 12 0 12
2016 10 0 10
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Len as a first name

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Common last names for Len

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  • Jones
  • Johnson
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  • Brown
  • Martin
  • Miller
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  • White

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Len U.S.
  White 56.42% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Len

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

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Fun Facts about the name Len

  • How Popular is the name Len? Len is the 4,010th most popular name of all time. As a last name Len was the 24,499th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Len have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,540 babies born with the first name Len in the United States. That's more than enough people named Len to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Len? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Len first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Len is Monday, November 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Len born? The highest recorded use of the first name Len was in 1960 with a total of 121 babies.
  • Random Len Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Len is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Len: Your name in reverse order is Nel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Len? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,021 people with the last name Len.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Len? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Len as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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