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Irene

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 204 204 0
1881 206 206 0
1882 232 232 0
1883 260 260 0 #99 girl name
1884 324 324 0 #95 girl name
1885 376 376 0 #82 girl name
1886 437 437 0 #78 girl name
1887 504 504 0 #72 girl name
1888 727 722 5 #66 girl name
1889 737 737 0 #63 girl name
1890 893 893 0 #60 girl name
1891 950 950 0 #52 girl name
1892 1,114 1,107 7 #51 girl name
1893 1,117 1,111 6 #51 girl name
1894 1,352 1,347 5 #43 girl name
1895 1,433 1,428 5 #43 girl name
1896 1,593 1,593 0 #41 girl name
1897 1,597 1,587 10 #38 girl name
1898 1,911 1,902 9 #34 girl name
1899 1,712 1,703 9 #34 girl name
1900 2,273 2,264 9 #31 girl name
1901 1,893 1,879 14 #30 girl name
1902 2,221 2,210 11 #26 girl name
1903 2,009 2,001 8 #28 girl name
1904 2,219 2,212 7 #26 girl name
1905 2,363 2,357 6 #24 girl name
1906 2,429 2,423 6 #20 girl name
1907 2,633 2,617 16 #22 girl name
1908 2,740 2,732 8 #23 girl name
1909 2,972 2,961 11 #20 girl name
1910 3,293 3,281 12 #21 girl name
1911 3,510 3,502 8 #21 girl name
1912 4,673 4,646 27 #22 girl name
1913 5,347 5,335 12 #21 girl name
1914 6,211 6,197 14 #22 girl name
1915 8,339 8,323 16 #17 girl name
1916 9,058 9,033 25 #17 girl name
1917 9,190 9,165 25 #17 girl name
1918 9,796 9,774 22 #16 girl name
1919 9,745 9,712 33 #16 girl name
1920 10,097 10,073 24 #17 girl name
1921 10,656 10,623 33 #18 girl name
1922 10,209 10,172 37 #17 girl name
1923 10,088 10,051 37 #17 girl name
1924 9,959 9,930 29 #18 girl name
1925 9,471 9,439 32 #19 girl name
1926 9,210 9,168 42 #21 girl name
1927 8,644 8,607 37 #21 girl name
1928 7,775 7,732 43 #28 girl name
1929 7,078 7,036 42 #29 girl name
1930 6,503 6,465 38 #33 girl name
1931 5,645 5,615 30 #37 girl name
1932 5,219 5,199 20 #43 girl name
1933 4,546 4,507 39 #46 girl name
1934 4,370 4,348 22 #49 girl name
1935 3,956 3,935 21 #52 girl name
1936 3,845 3,818 27 #57 girl name
1937 3,698 3,672 26 #62 girl name
1938 3,572 3,557 15 #71 girl name
1939 3,341 3,329 12 #74 girl name
1940 3,426 3,397 29 #73 girl name
1941 3,379 3,367 12 #74 girl name
1942 3,401 3,382 19 #80 girl name
1943 3,305 3,296 9 #85 girl name
1944 3,104 3,085 19 #91 girl name
1945 2,895 2,885 10 #97 girl name
1946 3,129 3,115 14
1947 3,303 3,291 12
1948 3,057 3,043 14
1949 2,965 2,957 8
1950 3,838 3,824 14 #92 girl name
1951 3,398 3,391 7
1952 3,030 3,019 11
1953 2,812 2,800 12
1954 2,673 2,657 16
1955 2,437 2,427 10
1956 2,349 2,341 8
1957 2,268 2,259 9
1958 2,156 2,147 9
1959 2,106 2,100 6
1960 2,039 2,031 8
1961 1,919 1,911 8
1962 1,767 1,758 9
1963 1,766 1,758 8
1964 1,668 1,660 8
1965 1,553 1,553 0
1966 1,286 1,286 0
1967 1,196 1,196 0
1968 1,178 1,171 7
1969 1,108 1,108 0
1970 1,075 1,070 5
1971 970 970 0
1972 797 790 7
1973 853 847 6
1974 851 844 7
1975 721 721 0
1976 776 771 5
1977 764 759 5
1978 705 705 0
1979 799 799 0
1980 857 848 9
1981 805 799 6
1982 779 772 7
1983 753 748 5
1984 743 736 7
1985 674 666 8
1986 603 595 8
1987 653 653 0
1988 640 640 0
1989 643 638 5
1990 685 685 0
1991 650 650 0
1992 592 592 0
1993 545 545 0
1994 603 597 6
1995 607 607 0
1996 612 612 0
1997 594 594 0
1998 519 519 0
1999 554 554 0
2000 596 596 0
2001 567 567 0
2002 534 534 0
2003 473 473 0
2004 528 528 0
2005 489 489 0
2006 493 493 0
2007 467 467 0
2008 482 482 0
2009 479 479 0
2010 408 408 0
2011 403 403 0
2012 434 434 0
2013 437 437 0
2014 428 428 0
2015 450 450 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Irene baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 352,076 babies born with the name Irene in the United States. That's more than enough Irenes to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 204 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Irene" was in 1921 with a total of 10,623 babies. (That's a lot of baby Irenes)

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Irene" ranks #79 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 3,956 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Irene popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Irene" mean? The list below shows the origins of Irene as well as things modernly associated with the name Irene such as celebrities named Irene.

Origin and Meaning of Irene

The name "Irene" is of Greek origin, and it means "Peace". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Irene Cara

Irene Cara is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in disco, electropop, dance-rock, and R&B music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Irene was born in 1959 as Irene Cara in New York, New York, U.S.

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Irene Ryan

Irene Ryan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1913 to 1973. Irene was born in 1902 as Jessie Irene Noblett in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Irene Bedard

Irene Bedard is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Irene was born in 1967 in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

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Irene Jacob

Irene Jacob is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1987 to present. Irene was born in 1966 as Irene Marie Jacob in Suresnes, France.

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Irene Moors

Irene was born in 1967.

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Irène Joliot-Curie

Irène Joliot-Curie is a scientist. Irène was born in 1897 in Paris, France.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Irene

Irene Adler
Irene Garza
Irene Vernon
Irene Dunne
Irene Neuwirth

Alternative Meanings

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Your name in reverse order is "Eneri". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nerei". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Irene born Aug 13, 1986

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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