What does Gena mean?
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): May refer to the Swiss city. Gena is also used as a variation of Genevieve (French) and Gina.
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. 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)
Prominent varying forms of Gena appearing in the Top 1000 are Eugenia, Gene, Geneva, Genevieve (#210 the previous year), Genie, Gina, Jena, Jenna (#266) and Jenny (#822). Forms like Genevra are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4008%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1702%, 57.5% less), with versions such as Geneva, Genie, Gina, Jena 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)
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.