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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

Short form of MAGDALENA or HELENA.
VariantsLena, Leni, Magda German Lenka, Magda Czech Lenka Slovak Majda Slovene
DiminutiveAlenka Slovene
Other Languages & CulturesShelena African American Helena, Helene Ancient Greek Elaine Arthurian Romance Maialen Basque Magdalene Biblical Magdalene Biblical Greek Magdalene Biblical Latin Elena, Magdalena, Magdalina Bulgarian Magdalena Catalan Helena, Jelena, Magdalena, Magda, Majda, Manda, Mandica Croatian Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Magdalena, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Magda, Malene Danish Heleen, Helena, Madelon, Magdalena, Heleentje, Magda Dutch Ellen, Helen, Helena, Madeleine, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene, Elaina, Elaine, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Madalyn, Maddie, Maddy, Madelaine, Madelina, Madelyn, Madilyn, Madlyn, Madoline, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly English Helena, Jelena, Leena Estonian Eliina, Elina, Helena, Matleena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena Finnish Hélène, Madeleine, Magali, Madeline, Magalie French Elene Georgian Elena, Eleni, Magdalini, Elli, Lena, Magda Greek Helen, Helena, Helene Greek Mythology Heléna, Magdaléna, Magdolna, Magda Hungarian Helena Icelandic Léan, Madailéin Irish Elena, Ileana, Maddalena, Lena Italian Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Jelena Latvian Elena, Jelena Lithuanian Elena, Magdalena Macedonian Elin, Helen, Helena, Helene, Magdalena, Eli, Ella, Lena, Lene, Linn, Magda, Malene, Malin Norwegian Magali, Magdalena Occitan Helena, Magdalena, Lena, Magda Polish Helena, Madalena, Lena, Magda Portuguese Elena, Ileana, Mădălina, Magdalena, Ilinca, Lenuța, Magda Romanian Elena, Yelena, Alyona, Lena Russian Elene Sardinian Jelena, Magdalena, Manda Serbian Elena, Ileana, Magdalena, Malena Spanish Elin, Elina, Helen, Helena, Helene, Madeleine, Magdalena, Ella, Lena, Linn, Magda, Malena, Malin Swedish Olena, Lesya Ukrainian Elen, Elin Welsh
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Entry updated July 28, 2009