Leni Name Meaning & Origin

Leni

Pronunciation: LAY-nee (key)

Origin of the name Lena:

A short form of Magdalena (of Magdala, a town on the Sea of Galilee).

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Comments and insights on the name Leni: | Edit

Elin, Leni and Nile are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Leni: | Edit

My daughter's name is Helen Bell but we call her Leni for short

Nicknames for Leni: | Edit

Leni, itself, can be a nickname for Helene or Helena.

Meanings and history of the name Leni: | Edit

German short form of Magdalene.
Also from a Greek root meaning "Light."

Famous real-life people named Leni: | Edit

Leni Riefenstahl, German filmmaker
Heidi Klum's elder daughter is named Leni (short for Helene).
Leni Oshie - TJ Oshie's youngest daughter

Leni in song, story & screen: | Edit

Leni Loud - The Loud House

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