From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Leni. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born after 2005

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Western Germany
  • Southern Germany

Variant Forms

Origin and Meaning

Variant form of Lena and Lene

The name has been unofficially used as a nick name for a long time

Detailed information about the origin and meaning of Leni can be found on our sister site www.nordicnames.de.


  • Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (1902 – 2003), German film director, photographer, actress and dancer