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What does Serena mean?

Serena Pronunciation of Serena [ser-e-na] as a girls' 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.

Associated with: calm (peace), roman.


Serena has 13 variants: Cerena, Reena, Sarina, Saryna, Sereena, Serenah, Serene, Serenity, Serenna, Serina, Serinah, Serinna and Seryna.

5 more related forms via Sirena: Sireena, Sirene, Sirenia, Sirenna and Syrena.

1 masculine form: Sereno.

Creative forms:
(female) Seresa, Serna, ..

(male) Sereni, Serni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Serena Lilia (S.L.), ..

How popular is Serena?

Serena is a very prominent first name for females (#762 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#26566 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Serena reached its highest position of #209 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #411 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Serena (#411 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Serenity (#71 in recent rankings), Sarina (#1342), Sirena, Serina and Reena. Other variants, like Syrena, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Serena reached its apex in the year 2013 (average #1280) and is almost as conventional today (#1304, 19%). Serenity is the most contemporarily stylish girl name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Serena, Reena, Sarina, Serenity, Serina, Sirena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Serena is alike in pronunciation to Cerrina, Cyrena, Cyrina, Sareena, Sarena, Sarinna, Siriana, Zareena, Zarina, Zorana and Zorina. Other recommended names are Arena, Berna, Carena, Celena, Cherena, Corena, Deena, Delena, Deren, Drena, Erena, Irena, Keena, Keren, Kerena, Kerensa, Kerenza, Lorena, Meena, Merna, Merona, Morena, Neena, Regena, Salena, Saran, Sareen, Sarine, Seanna, Sebreena, Sebrina, Seema, Selena, Selenia, Sena, Seneca, Shareena, Sharen, Sharene, Sheena, Shena, Shereena, Sherina, Sheron, Sherynn, Sylena, Tarena, Terea, Tereena, Terina, Terrena, Teryna (see Terena), Tyrena, Varena, Veena, Verbena, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verna, Verona, Veryna and Yelena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Serena.

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