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What does Irina mean?

Irina Pronunciation of Irina [iri-na] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Irina means "peace". Irina is an alternate form 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.

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

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

(male) Iria, Irima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Irina Miah (I.M.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Irina (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ira, Irena, Irene (#629 from current records), Irine, Rena and Rina. Other forms, like Ireen, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Irina was well-received among parents 105 years ago (median #942) and is now significantly less, with versions like Rena becoming less fashionable. (2015 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.

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