What does Gena mean?
Gena /gena/ 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.
(female) Gein, Giuna, ..
(male) Gein, Gela, ..
How 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. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Gena for girls. Gena reached its top position of #480 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent varying forms of Gena appearing in the Top 2000 are Eugenia, Geena, Gene, Geneva (#1378 from current records), Genevia, Genevieve (#210), Genevra, Genia, Genie, Gennie, Gina (#1462), Jena, Jenna (#266) and Jenny (#822). Other forms, like Genny, are uncommon. These forms of Gena reached the peak of their popularity a decade ago (median #1426) and have become much less conventional since (#1609, 65% less usage), with versions such as Jenny becoming less fashionable.
Gena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Genae, Genaya, Genni, Gianna, Ginia, Ginni, Ginny, Ginya, Jaena, Jana▼, Janae, Janay, Jania, Jany, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jenae, Jeni, Jenie, Jennay, Jenni, Joana▼, Jonna and Junae. Other recommended names are Bena, Dena▼, Eena, Gaenna, Gana, Ganah, Gayna, Gem, Gemma▲, Guenna, Gunna, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwenna, Hena, Kena, Lena▼, Mena, Nena, Rena▼, Sena▼, Tena▼, Vena▼, Xena▼ and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gena.