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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lenis

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Latin lēnis (“soft, smooth”).

lenis was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lenis

Reinaldo Lenis is a soccer player for the Sport Club do Recife and Argentinos Juniors. Reinaldo was born on July 20th, 1992 in Cali.


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Popularity of Lenis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lenis U.S.
  White 22.78% 64.26%
  African American 15.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 58.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lenis

People with the last name Lenis are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Lenis

  • How Popular is the name Lenis? Lenis is the 25,286th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lenis was the 38,484th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lenis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 225 babies born with the first name Lenis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lenis to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lenis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Lenis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lenis is Tuesday, April 5th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Lenis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lenis was in 2004 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Random Lenis Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lenis is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Lenis: Your name in reverse order is Sinel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enlis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lenis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 575 people with the last name Lenis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lenis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lenis as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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