Type Surname (from location)
Usage History
Scripts Ленин(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈlʲe.nʲɪn/(Russian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Surname adopted by the Russian revolutionary and founder of the former Soviet state Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), whose birth surname was Ulyanov. He probably adapted it from the name of the River Lena in Siberia.


Entry updated April 23, 2024