Type Surname (from location)
Scripts Ленин(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. LYEH-nyin  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

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

Related Names

Given Name DescendantsNinel, Vladilen, Vladlen, Vladlena(Russian)
Entry updated April 25, 2021