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Lena Name Meaning and Origin

Lena Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Light, bright, shining

Name Origin


The name Lena has different meanings in various languages. In Greek, it means 'light' or 'torch', while in Russian, it is associated with 'bright' or 'shining'. The name has a positive and radiant connotation, symbolizing warmth and illumination.

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Lena Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Lena is a short and sweet name with a smooth pronunciation, making it easy to say and remember.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Lena has a good rhythm due to its two syllables, making it pleasant to hear and speak.

Famous People Named Lena

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, and director, best known for her TV series 'Girls'. She is also a prominent feminist and activist, using her platform to advocate for gender equality and body positivity.

● Lena Headey

Lena Headey is a British actress famous for her role as Cersei Lannister in the hit TV series 'Game of Thrones'. She has received critical acclaim for her versatile performances in both film and television.

● Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut, also known as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. She has since released multiple successful albums and singles in Europe.

Lena Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Lena

The name Lena does not have strong negative cultural associations or connections to negative characters. It is generally seen as a positive and pleasant name with meanings related to light and brightness.

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