Gender Feminine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. LEH-nee
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Meaning & History

German diminutive of Helene or Magdalena.

Related Names

VariantsAlena, Ella, Hella, Lena, Lene, Magda
Other Languages & CulturesHelena, Helene(Ancient Greek) Elen, Lena(Armenian) Elaine(Arthurian Romance) Maialen(Basque) Alena(Belarusian) Magdalene(Biblical) Magdalene(Biblical Greek) Magdalene(Biblical Latin) Elena, Magdalena, Magdalina(Bulgarian) Helena, Magdalena(Catalan) Helena, Jelena, Magdalena, Ela, Magda, Majda, Manda(Croatian) Helena, Magdaléna, Magdalena, Alena, Elen, Helenka, Lenka, Madlenka, Magda(Czech) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Magdalena, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Hella, Helle, Lena, Lene, Magda, Malene(Danish) Heleen, Helena, Magdalena, Eline, Heleentje, Lena, Madelon, Magda(Dutch) Ellen, Helen, Helena, Madeleine, Madeline, Magdalen, Magdalena, Magdalene, Elaina, Elaine, Elena, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Hellen, Lainey, Laney, Lena, Madalyn, Maddie, Maddy, Madelaine, Madelina, Madelyn, Madelynn, Madi, Madilyn, Madilynn, Madlyn, Madoline, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly(English) Elena, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Jelena, Heli, Helle, Leena(Estonian) Elena, Eliina, Elina, Ellen, Helena, Matleena, Ella, Elli, Heleena, Heli, Leena, Lena, Nelli(Finnish) Hélène, Madeleine, Magali, Léna, Madelon, Magalie, Nelly(French) Elene, Lena(Georgian) Elena, Eleni, Magdalini, Lena, Magda(Greek) Helen, Helena, Helene(Greek Mythology) Heléna, Magdolna, Ella, Léna, Magda, Magdaléna, Magdi(Hungarian) Helena(Icelandic) Léan, Madailéin(Irish) Elena, Ileana, Maddalena, Lena(Italian) Elīna, Helēna, Jeļena, Elēna, Ina, Līna(Latvian) Elena, Jelena, Magdalena(Lithuanian) Elena, Magdalena(Macedonian) Elin, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Madelen, Magdalena, Eli, Eline, Ella, Elna, Helle, Lena, Lene, Linn, Magda, Malene, Malin(Norwegian) Magali, Magdalena(Occitan) Helena, Magdalena, Helenka, Lena, Magda(Polish) Helena, Madalena, Lena, Magda(Portuguese) Elena, Ileana, Mădălina, Magdalena, Ilinca, Lenuța, Magda(Romanian) Elena, Yelena, Aliona, Alyona, Lena, Nelli(Russian) Elene(Sardinian) Jelena, Magdalena, Manda(Serbian) Elena, Helena, Magdaléna, Alena, Lenka, Magda(Slovak) Helena, Jelena, Magdalena, Alena, Alenka, Ela, Magda, Majda(Slovene) Helena(Sorbian) Elena, Ileana, Magdalena, Malena(Spanish) Magaly(Spanish (Latin American)) Elin, Elina, Ellen, Helen, Helena, Helene, Madeleine, Madelen, Magdalena, Ella, Elna, Lena, Linn, Magda, Malena, Malin, Nellie, Nelly(Swedish) Olena, Lena(Ukrainian) Elen, Elin(Welsh)
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Entry updated February 28, 2019