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What does Rena mean?

Rena Pronunciation of Rena [re-na] as a girls' name is pronounced REE-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rena is "melody". Also short form of Irene (Greek) "peace" and Irena.

Associated with: greek, peace.


Rena has 4 variants: Reena, Reene, Rina and Rinah.

15 more alternative forms via Irena, Irene: Arina, Eirena, Erena, Erene, Ira, Iren, Irena, Irenea, Irenka, Irina, Iryna, Orina, Oryna, Rene and Renie.

Creative forms:
(female) Rela, Resa, ..

(male) Redi, Renor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rena Madisyn (R.M.), ..

How popular is Rena?

Rena is a very prominent first name for females (#504 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rena was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #169 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Rena are Ira, Irena, Irene (#629 in recent rankings), Reena, Rene and Rina. Other forms, like Iryna, are uncommon. These relations of Rena were favored a century ago (average #1139) and are now much less widespread, with versions like Irene becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Rena is pronounced similarly to Raenah, Rainah, Rainy, Rana, Ranee, Rani, Rania, Rayona, Reanna, Reannah, Renee, Rennae, Rennay, Renny, Reyna, Reyney, Rhowena, Rona, Ronay, Roni, Ronna, Ronni, Roweina, Rowena and Ryana. Other recommended names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gena, Hena, Jena, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nena, Raene, Rama, Rea, Reba, Reda, Reine, Remi, Remy, Renne, Reta, Reva, Reya, Reza, Rima, Roma, Ryen, Rynn, Sena, Tena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rena.

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