What does Ena mean?
Ena \e-na\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Edna.
Ena▼ has 27 more alternative forms via Ednah, Eithne, Enat, Eva, Ina: Aine, Aodhnait, Ava, Eddna, Eddnah, Eeva, Efa, Eitna, Enya, Ethenia, Ethna, Ethnah, Ethnea, Ethnee, Ethni, Etna, Eubha, Evah, Evaline, Evamarie, Evani, Evia, Evie, Evina, Evita, Jieva and Yna.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ena for girls. Ena reached its peak rank of #586 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Ena and related names. Prominent variation forms of Ena listed in the Top 1000 are Aine, Ava (#5 the previous year), Edna, Etna, Eva (#82), Evaline, Evie (#501) and Ina. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5137%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.268%, down 47.8%), with the forms Edna, Ena and Ina becoming less stylish. Ava (#5), Eva (#82) and Evie (#501) are three of the more chic names for newborns among these, with these names undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Agna, Aina, Ana, Ania, Anna, Anya, Eanna, Enaya, Ennya, Euna, Iana, Inah, Inya, Iona▼, Oni, Oona, Una▼, Unah, Unna, Wina, Yana and Yona. Other recommended similar baby names are Eba, Eda▼, Ela, Elna▼, Em, Ema, Emma, Enda, Enza, Erna▼ and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ena.