No doubt that Lena Dunham, who created the TV show “Girls,” had something to do with her first name remaining popular with expectant parents in the 21st century. Maybe they like what’s she’s known for—being a smart, fearless woman ready to take on the world. That’s a solid girl-power description for baby to grow into. Another fearless Lena: the beautiful Lena Headey of “Game of Thrones.” The name has no meaning since it’s taken from names ending in “–lena” like Selena and Marlena.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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