What does Serene mean?
Serene /se-rene/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Latin, English and French derivation, and the meaning of Serene is "serene, calm". Serene is a version of Serena (Latin): used by Roman Christians. Serene is also a variant of Serenity (English, French): a virtue name.
How popular is Serene?
Serene is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#62961 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Sarina, Serena (#455 last year), Serenity (#60) and Serina are the prominent variation forms of Serene (not ranked). Variants like Reena are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread in 2002 (usage of 0.3938%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3713%, down 5.7%), but with the versions Sarina and Serena becoming less in vogue. Serenity (#60) is the most fashionable baby name in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Serene and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Serene is pronounced similarly to Cyrene, Sarene, Sarine and Sirene. Other recommended similar baby names are Sarena, Selene, Sharene, Sherine, Sirena, Syrena and Verene. These names tend to be more commonly used than Serene.