Meaning of Leni

Leni is a German name for boys and girls.
The meaning is `sunray, shining light`
The name Leni is most commonly given to Flemish girls. (40 times more often than to American girls.)
In Wallonie it is (almost) solely given to boys
Although in most countries Leni is a name given to girls. In the United States, 1 out of 24 Leni`s are boys.

It is short for:

Elena, Helena



What do they use in other countries?

Elan
Laine
Lain
Ilja
Lean (Irish)
Nell (English)
Alane
Alin
Ellie (English)
Elly (English)
Nelly (English)
Elien
Elli (German)
Elienai
Alayna (English)
Ilke (Hungarian)



See also:

Elen, Olena, Eilidh, Ileana, Jelena, Léan, Ilona, Ili, Ilonka, Ilka, Helene, Lene, Hélène, Eliina, Elina, Helen, Ellen, Elaine, Eleanor

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