What does Gena mean?
Gena [gena] as a girls' name is a Greek, Old French and French name, 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, ..
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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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Gena appearing in the Top 2000 are Eugenia, Geena, Gene, Geneva (#1219 from current records), Genevia, Genevieve (#182), Genevra, Genia, Genie, Gennie, Gina (#1967), Jena, Jenna (#298) and Jenny (#968). 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 (#1642, 63% 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.See names in meaning and etymology.