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What does Irena mean?

Irena Pronunciation of Irena [ire-na] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the meaning of Irena is "peace". Irena is an alternate form of Irene (Greek). Mythology: Greek goddess of peace. See also Rena.

Associated with: greek, peace.


Irena has 13 variants: Airina, Arina, Eirena, Erena, Irayna, Irenea, Irenee, Iriana, Irina, Iryna, Orina, Oryna and Yarina.

11 more related forms via Irene: Eiren, Eirene, Erene, Ira, Ireen, Iren, Irenka, Irine, Rena, Rene and Rina.

Creative forms:
(female) Ireha, Irein, ..

(male) Irein, Ireno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Irena Natalya (I.N.), ..

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. Demographics)

Irena reached its apex rank of #962 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irena name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Irena outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Irene (#629 the previous year), Rene, Rina, Rena, Irine and Ira are the popular alternative forms of Irena listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Eirene, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Irena was at its apex a century ago (average #1001) and has become significantly less since (#1804, 97.9% less usage), with forms such as Ira going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irena, Ira, Irene, Irine, Rena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rene, Rina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Irena and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Irena is alike in pronunciation to Aarona, Arena, Ariana, Arieana, Arona, Aruna, Aryana, Eirana, Erina, Erinna, Erwina, Irwina, Orania, Oreana, Oriana, Urania, Uranya, Urena, Urina, Yarona, Yaryna and Yerina. Other recommended names are Adena, Amena, Arna, Avena, Brana, Breena, Breina, Breona, Buena, Cyrena, Daena, Dorena, Drena, Duena, Eena, Elena, Gena, Iana, Idona, Ieeda, Ilena, Irelina, Irita, Irma, Irmina, Irvina, Ivana, Iveta, Jeena, Jena, Karena, Keena, Larena, Leena, Lena, Lorena, Marena, Meena, Mena, Morena, Neena, Orlena, Sarena, Serena, Shena, Sirena, Teena, Treena, Trena, Varena, Vena, Verena and Xena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irena.

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