See also: lena, leña, lēnā, lēna, and Léňa

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the Scandinavian, German and Russian pet form of Helena, Magdalena and Yelena (also spelled Elena).

Proper nounEdit

Lena

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  2. A major river in Russia, flowing 2,734 miles from the Baikal Mountains of Siberia to the Arctic Ocean.
  3. A municipality in Asturias, Spain.

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DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lena

  1. a female given name derived from Helena and Magdalena

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lena f

  1. a female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Lena: Lenuson
  • daughter of Lena: Lenudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Lena
Accusative Lenu
Dative Lenu
Genitive Lenu

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Lena

  1. a diminutive of the female given names Helena or Magdalena

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper nounEdit

Lēna m sg (genitive Lēnae); first declension

  1. a male given name, character in the play Cistellaria of Plautus

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Lēna
Genitive Lēnae
Dative Lēnae
Accusative Lēnam
Ablative Lēnā
Vocative Lēna

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lena

  1. a female given name derived from Helena and Magdalena

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lena f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Lena
  2. a diminutive of the female given name Milena
  3. a diminutive of the female given name Helena
  4. Lena (a major river in Russia)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Lena in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Lena in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lena m

  1. Lena (a river in Siberia)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short form of Magdalena and Helena. First recorded in Sweden in 1481.

Proper nounEdit

Lena c (genitive Lenas)

  1. a female given name

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 82 984 females with the given name Lena living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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