What does Irina mean?
Irina /iri-na/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Irina means "peace". Irina is an alternate form, with the suffix -ina, of Irene (Greek). Mythology: Greek goddess of peace.
How popular is Irina?
Irina is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2616 out of 4276, Top 61%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Prominent alternative forms of Irina (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ira, Irena, Irene (#668 the previous year), Rena and Rene. Forms like Erena are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4628%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0664%, ▼85.7%), with the versions Ira, Irene, Rena and Rene becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Irina and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Irina is alike in pronunciation to Arena, Ariana▲, Arona, Aruna, Erina, Erinna, Erwina, Irwina, Oriana, Urena, Urina and Yerina. Other recommended similar baby names are Brina, Drina, Idina, Irida, Irisa, Irita, Irma▼, Irmina, Irvina and Trina▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irina.