What does Irena mean?
Irena /ire-na/ as a girls' name. Irena's root is Greek, and the meaning of Irena is "peace". Irena is an alternate form, with the suffix -a, of Irene (Greek). Mythology: Greek goddess of peace. See also Rena.
How popular is Irena?
Irena is a very prominent first name for females (#1803 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Irena for girls. Irena reached its apex rank of #929 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Irene (#668 the previous year), Rene, Rena and Ira are the popular alternative forms of Irena listed in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Iren, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Irena was at its apex during 1880-1889 (average #537) and is somewhat lower today (#933, 85.7% less), with the forms Irene, Ira, Rene and Rena becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Irena and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Irena is alike in pronunciation to Aarona, Arena, Ariana▲, Arianna▲, Arieana, Arionna, Arona, Arriana, Aruna, Aryana▲, Aryanna▲, Aryonna, Auriana, Eirana, Erina, Erinna, Erwina, Euriona, Irwina, Orania, Oreana, Oriana, Orianna, Ourania, Urainia, Urania, Uraniya, Uranya, Urena, Urina, Yarona, Yaryna and Yerina. Other recommended similar baby names are Drena, Ilena, Irma▼ and Trena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irena.