US Popularity:2842
Origin:Greek
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Light; From Magdala
Leni is a shortened form of the Greek names Helena, meaning “light,” and Magdalena, meaning “woman from Magdala.” It can be used as a nickname for these names, or as a short and sweet name on its own. Both are great options for your bundle of joy.

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Leni Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leni is currently #1963 on The Bump
Boy:Leni is currently #1377 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Leni is currently #1093 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leni is currently #2842 in U.S. births
Boy:Leni is currently #29577 in U.S. births
Girl:Leni is currently #2894 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#2894
in 2022
+ 379
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • WordSense, Leni

  • Behind the Name, Leni, February 2019

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Helen, June 2019

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Magdalene, October 2020

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Magdalene

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