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Meaning and name origin

Ena \e-na\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ena is "renewer". From Ednah. Also anglicized form of the Gaelic name Eithne or Enat, and short for names ending with -ena (compare Ina). The name became popular because of Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Ena, who had her name misread by the minister who baptised her. The original intended name was Eva.


Ena has 2 variant forms: Eena and Ina.

For more information, see also the related girl name Edna.


Ena is a very popular first name for females (#1673 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ena for girls. Ena reached its highest rank of #586 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ena name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eva (#82), Ina, Ena and Edna. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edna, Ena, Eva, Ina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ena is also pronounced similarly to Agna, Aina, Ana, Ania, Anna, Anya, Eanna, Ennya, Enya, Euna, Iana, Inah, Iona, Oni, Oona, Una, Unah, Unna, Wina, Yana, Yna and Yona. Other suggested similar baby names are Eba, Eda, Efa, Ela, Elna, Em, Ema, Emma, Enda, Enza, Erna, Etna and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ena.