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What does Irina mean?

Irina /iri-na/ 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.

Associated with: greek, peace


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

Irina has 8 more relations via Irene: Erene, Ira, Ireen, Iren, Irenka, Irine, Rena and Rina.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Irima, Irinai, ..

(male) Iria, Irima, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Irina (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ira (#1913 from current records), Irena, Irene (#668), Irine, Rena and Rina. Other forms, like Ireen, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Irina was well-received among parents 104 years ago (median #942) and is now significantly less, with versions like Rena becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Irina and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Irina is alike in pronunciation to Aarona, Arianna, Arieana, Arionna, Arona, Aruna, Auriana, Eirana, Erina, Erinna, Erwina, Euriona, Irwina, Orania, Oreana, Oriana, Orianna, Urainia, Urania, Uranya, Urena, Urina, Yarona, Yaryna and Yerina. Other recommended names are Adrina, Amina, Anina, Arlina, Arna, Brana, Breina, Brina, Bruna, Carina, Corina, Drina, Edina, Egina, Erlina, Ermina, Evina, Ianna, Idina, Ilena, Iliana, Ilona, Iona, Irelina, Irida, Irisa, Irisha, Irita, Irma, Irmina, Irminia, Irvina, Jina, Karina, Kina, Larina, Mina, Neina, Nerina, Reina, Sarina, Taina, Treina, Trina, Veina, Wina, Zaina, Zarina, Zina and Zorina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irina.