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Meaning and Name Origin

Rena \r(e)-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.


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

Rena has 26 more alternative forms via Irena, Irene: Aireen, Airina, Arina, Eireen, Eiren, Eirena, Eirene, Erena, Erene, Ira, Irayna, Ireen, Iren, Irena, Irenea, Irenee, Irenka, Iriana, Irina, Irine, Iryna, Orina, Oryna, Rene, Renie and Yarina.


Rena is a very prominent first name for females (#504 out of 4276, Top 12%) and a slightly less prominent last name for all people (#49811 out of 88799, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Rena for girls. Rena reached its top position of #169 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rena name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rena and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Rena rated in the Top 1000 are Ira, Irena, Irene (#668 in 2014) and Rene. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Ira, Irene, Rena and Rene becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ira, Irena, Irene, Rena, Rene 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, Raina, Rana, Ranae, Ranay, Rani, Rania, Ranna, Rayna, Reanna, Reina, Renae, Renay, Renaye, Renee, Reney, Rennae, Rennay, Renny, Reyna, Rhona, Riana, Riona, Roana, Rona, Ronae, Ronay, Roni, Ronna, Rowena, Rrenae and Ryana. Other recommended similar baby names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gena, 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.