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What does Arena mean?

Arena Pronunciation of Arena [are-na] as a girls' name is of English origin. 19th-century Americans may have named their daughters Arena as homage to Christian martyrs who were killed in the arenas of ancient Rome.

Associated with: 19th century, martyrs (saint), ancient (old).


Creative forms:
(female) Arera, Areva, ..

(male) Arean, Arenio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arena Ciara (A.C.), ..

How popular is Arena?

Arena is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5014 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Arena entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1711 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arena outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arena is pronounced similarly to Aarona, Airina, Ariana, Arriana, Aryana, Aryanna, Aryonna, Eirana, Eirena, Erinna, Erwina, Irayna, Irena, Irenea, Irenee, Irina, Iryna, Orania, Oreana, Orina, Oryna, Yarina, Yarona, Yaryna and Yerina. Other suggested similar names are Abena, Adela, Adena, Adrina, Aeeda, Aina, Alana, Aleena, Alena, Alina, Allena, Alzena, Amena, Andrena, Ara, Ardena, Arela, Aren, Arene, Areta, Argene, Arin, Ariya, Arleena, Arlena, Armina, Arna, Arria, Arwen, Aryn, Aurene, Avana, Avena, Aveza, Brina, Cerena, Cyrena, Dena, Drena, Drina, Jaena, Jeena, Karena, Marena, Olena, Orlena, Rena, Tarena, Trena and Zena. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arena.

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