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What does Tena mean?

Tena Pronunciation of Tena [tena] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Tena means "strong, healthy". Tena is an alternate form of Tina (Latin): name ending. Tena is also a form of Valentina (Latin): feminine of Valentine.

Associated with: strong.


Tena has 4 variants: Teena, Teenie, Teina and Tiny.

2 more different relations via Tina, Valentina: Tine and Valena.

Creative forms:
(female) Tenya, Terna, ..

(male) Teny, Teta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tena Brooklynn (T.B.), ..

How popular is Tena?

Tena is a very popular first name for females (#1364 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#12009 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tena entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #373 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Tena are Valentina (#114 from current records), Tina (#1466), Tiny and Teena. Other variants, like Tine, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Tena was common 5 decades ago (average #1256) and is now much reduced (#1516, down 73%), with versions such as Tina going out of style. Valentina is the most fashionable baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tena, Teena, Tina, Tiny, Valentina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tena is pronounced similarly to Tahni, Tahnia, Tanaia, Tanaya, Tanee, Taney, Tania, Tanya, Tawana, Tawna, Tawnia, Tawny, Tawnya, Teanna, Tenaya, Teona, Teoni, Tiahna, Tiana, Tinie, Toni, Tonia, Tony, Tunna and Tyana. Other recommended names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gena, Hena, Jena, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nena, Rena, Sena, Tama, Tea, Teone, Tera, Tesa, Teza, Thana, Tiona, Toma, Trena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tena.

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