Meaning and Origin of Len - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Len

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Native American : Flute
  • German : Courage
  • American : Like a lion
  • Scottish : Amid the elms; from the field of elm trees
  • German : Lion-hearted

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a flax grower or merchant, from Polish len ‘flax’.
  • Polish (Leń) : nickname from Polish leń ‘lazybones’.
  • Polish : from a short form of the personal name Leon or Lenart (see Leonard).