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Gena /gena/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Gena's name origins are Greek, Old French and French, and the name Gena means "noble aristocrat; juniper tree". Gena is an alternate form of Eugenia (Greek): feminine of Greek Eugenios. Gena is also a derivative of Geneva (Old French): name of the Swiss city. Gena is also used as a variation of Genevieve (French) and Gina.


Gena has 6 variants: Geena, Genia, Genie, Gennie, Genny and Ginna.

Gena has 41 more different relations via Eugenia, Geneva, Genevieve, Gina: Eugena, Eugenie, Eugina, Evgenia, Evgenija, Evgeniya, Geina, Genavieve, Gene, Genette, Geneve, Geneveeve, Genever, Genevia, Genevie, Genevra, Genevre, Genivee, Genivieve, Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genovera, Genoveva, Ginebra, Ginette, Ginevra, Ginevre, Janeva, Janevra, Janie, Jeena, Jena, Jenevieve, Jenna, Jennie, Jenny, Jenovefa, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva and Jonevah.

Kreatif forms: Giuna, Gwena. [more]

pinHow popular is Gena?

Gena is a very prominent first name for females (#879 out of 4276, Top 21%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#84968 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Gena for girls. Gena reached its top position of #508 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Gena appearing in the Top 1000 are Eugenia, Eugenie, Gene, Geneva, Genevieve (#210 the previous year), Genie, Genoveva, Gina, Janie, Jena, Jenna (#266), Jennie and Jenny (#822). Forms like Jenovefa are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4156%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1216%, 70.8% less), with versions such as Genoveva, Gina, Janie, Jennie and Jenny falling out of fashion. Genevieve (#210) and Jenna (#266) are two of the more trendy birth names in this compilation, with Genevieve enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Gena and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gena, Eugenia, Eugenie, Gene, Geneva in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Genevieve, Genie, Genoveva, Gina, Janie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jena, Jenna, Jennie, Jenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jenny outside U.S.

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Gena is alike in pronunciation to Geenia, Geenya, Genae, Genaya, Genna, Genni, Genya, Geonna, Giana, Ginia, Ginya, Jaena, Jana, Jeana, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jina and Jona. Other recommended similar baby names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gaenna, Gana, Ganah, Gayna, Gem, Gemma, Guenna, Gunna, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwenna, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nena, Rena, Sena, Tena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gena.