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What does Gena mean?

Gena Pronunciation of Gena as a girls' name is a Greek, Old French and French name, and the name Gena means "noble aristocrat; juniper tree". Gena is an alternate form of Eugenia (Greek): feminine of Greek Eugenios. Gena is also a derivative of Geneva (Old French): name of the Swiss city. Gena is also used as a variation of Genevieve (French), and a variation of Gina.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, noble, tree


VARIANTS Ginna, Genny, Gennie, Genie, Genia, Geena

OTHER FORMS VIA EUGENIA, GENEVA, GENEVIEVE, GINA Eugena, Geina, Gene, Geneve, Genevia, Genevra, Jeena, Jena, Jenna, Jenny



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How popular is Gena?

Gena is a very prominent first name for females (#879 out of 4276, Top 21%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#84968 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Gena reached its top position of #480 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Gena appearing in the Top 2000 are Eugenia, Geena, Gene, Geneva (#1421 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Genevia, Genevieve (#172), Genevra, Genia, Genie, Gennie, Gina (#1802), Jena, Jenna (#423) and Jenny (#1120). Other forms, like Genny, are uncommon. These forms of Gena reached the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (MEDIAN #1204) and have become much less conventional since (#1662, 69% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Jenna becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gena, Eugenia, Geena, Gene, Geneva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Genevia, Genevieve, Genevra, Genia, Genie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gennie, Gina, Jena, Jenna, Jenny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jenna, Jenny outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gena is alike in pronunciation to Genae, Genaya, Genni, Gianna, Ginia, Ginni, Ginny, Ginya, Jaena, Jana, Janae, Janay, Jania, Jany, Jeanae, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jenae, Jeni, Jenie, Jennay, Jenni, Joana, Jonna and Junae. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gaenna, Gana, Ganah, Gayna, Gem, Gemma, Guenna, Gunna, Gwen, Gwenn, Gwenna, Hena, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nena, Rena, Sena, Tena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gena.

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