Meaning and name origin
Serena \s(e)-re-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ser-REE-nah, ser-RAY-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Serena is "serene, calm". Used by Roman Christians. See also Sirena. Tennis player Serena Williams.
There is 1 masculine form of Serena: Sereno.
Serena is a very popular first name for females (#762 out of 4276, Top 18%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#54302 out of 88799, Top 61%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Serena for girls. Serena reached its highest rank of #209 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Serena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Serenity (#60), Serena (#455), Serina and Sarina. (2014 statistics).
Serena▲ is also pronounced similarly to Cyrena, Sareena, Sarena, Sireena, Sirenia, Sirenna and Syrena. Other suggested similar baby names are Kerena, Sarene, Selena▲, Sharena, Shereena, Sherina, Sirene, Terena and Verena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Serena.