Meaning and name origin
Gena \ge-na\ as a girl's name is of Greek, Old French and French origin, and the meaning of Gena is "noble aristocrat; juniper tree". Gena is a variant of Eugenia (Greek): feminine of Greek Eugenios or Latin Eugenius (see Eugene). Also a variant of Geneva (Old French): may refer to the Swiss city or refer to the juniper tree, whose old Dutch name was "genever", hence "gin", which is flavored with juniper berries. Gena is also used as a variant of Genevieve (French), Gina.
Gena is a very popular first name for females (#879 out of 4276, Top 21%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#63883 out of 88799, Top 72%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gena for girls. Gena reached its highest rank of #508 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Genevieve (#210), Genie, Gina, Geneva, Gena and Eugenia. (2014 statistics).
Gena▼ is also pronounced similarly to Geenia, Geenya, Genae, Genaya, Genna, Genni, Genya, Geonna, Giana▼, Ginia, Ginya, Jaena, Jana▼, Jeana▼, Jeena, Jena▼, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jeni, Jenna▲, Jina and Jona. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dena▼, Eena, Gaenna, Gana, Ganah, Gayna, Geana, Geina, Gem, Gemma▲, Gene▼, Guenna, Gunna, Gwen▼, Gwenn, Gwenna, Kena, Lena▲, Mena, Nena, Rena▼, Sena▼, Tena▼, Vena▼, Xena▼ and Zena▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gena.