What does Jena mean?
Jena /je-na/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Sanskrit and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Jena is "endurance; little bird". Hindi name.
Jena▼ has 1 variant: Jenna▲.more]
How popular is Jena?
Jena is a very prominent first name for females (#1089 out of 4276, Top 25%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Jena for girls. Jena entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #518 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Gina, Jenna (#266 a year ago) and Jennifer (#220) are the prominent varying forms of Jena. Usage of these girl names was at its peak during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.8195%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3785%, down 53.8%), with the versions Gina and Jena becoming less in vogue. Jenna (#266) and Jennifer (#220) are two of the more chic names for newborns among these. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Jena and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Jena▼ is pronounced similarly to Geena, Gena▼, Genae, Genia, Genna, Genya, Jaena, Jaina, Jana▼, Janae▼, Janah, Janai, Janay▼, Janea, Jania, Janna▼, Jany, Jayna, Jeana▼, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna▼, Jeena, Jenae, Jenai, Jenay, Jenee, Jeni, Jenie, Jennae, Jennah, Jennay, Jenni, Jenny▼, Jiana, Jina, Jinae, Jinia, Jinna, Joana▼, Johna, Jona, Jonae, Jonay, Joni▼, Jonna, Junae, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dena▼, Eena, Jama, Jan▼, Jane▼, Jann, Jean▼, Jeane▼, Jemma▲, Jen, Jenda, Jenn, Jenne, Jone, Juana▼, June▲, Kena, Lena▲, Mena, Nena, Rena▼, Sena▼, Tena▼, Vena▼, Xena▼ and Zena▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Jena.