Meaning and Name Origin
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. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Irena and related names. Irene (#668 the previous year), Rene, Rena and Ira are the popular alternative forms of Irena. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Irene, Rene, Rena and Ira becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Irena is alike in pronunciation to Arena, Arona, Aruna, Erina, Irwina, Oreana, Urena and Urina. Other recommended similar baby names are Drena, Ilena, Irma▼ and Trena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irena.