What does Ena mean?
Ena [ena] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Edna.
21 more alternative forms via Ednah, Eithne, Enat, Eva, Ina: Aine, Ava▲, Eddna, Eddnah, Eeva, Efa, Eitna, Enya, Ethna, Ethnah, Ethnea, Ethni, Etna, Eubha, Evah, Evani, Evia, Evie▲, Evina, Evita and Yna.Creative forms:
(female) Eina, Eta, ..
(male) Enan, Enio, .. Middle name pairings:
Ena Beatrice (E.B.), ..
How popular is Ena?
Ena is a very prominent first name for females (#1673 out of 4276, Top 39%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#120330 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Ena reached its peak rank of #691 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ena listed in the Top 2000 are Aine, Ava (#4 the previous year), Edna, Ednah, Etna, Eva (#75), Evah, Evia, Evie (#513), Evita and Ina. Adoption of these forms of Ena reached its peak during 1900-1909 (median #994) and is somewhat lower today (#1549, down 34%). Eva has generally been the top pick of parents, although Evie appears to be gaining favor too, while forms like Ina have become less popular.
Ena is alike in pronunciation to Aenya, Aina, Ainah, Anais▲, Ania, Anni, Anyu, Eanna, Einaye, Eionia, Enaya, Ennya, Euna, Iana, Ianna, Inah, Ioana, Ionia, Ionya, Onie▼, Una▼, Unagh, Wina, Yanna and Yonah. Other recommended names are Eba, Eda▼, Ela, Elna▼, Ema, Enda, Enza, Erna▼ and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ena.