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Irena

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Irena

"Irena" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Peace". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds

Notable Persons With the Name Irena

Irena Sendler was a social worker, humanitarian, social work, and humanitarianism. Irena was given the name Irena Krzyżanowska by her parent Stanisław Krzyżanowski on February 15th, 1910 in Otwock. She died on May 12th, 2008.

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Irena Santor is a musician. Irena was born on December 9th, 1934 in Papowo Biskupie.

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Irena Klepfisz is an important somebody. Irena was born on April 17th, 1941 in Warsaw Ghetto.

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Irena Anders was an actress and singer. Irena was given the name Irena Jarosiewicz on May 12th, 1920 in Bruntál. She left this life on November 29th, 2010.

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Joanna Chmielewska was a crime fiction novelist. She was most prominent from 1964 to 2013. Joanna was given the name Irena Becker on April 2nd, 1932 in Warsaw. She passed away on October 7th, 2013.

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Irena Jarocka was a musician. She was most prominent from 1966 to 2012. Irena was born on August 18th, 1946 in Srebrna Góra, Greater Poland Voivodeship. She breathed her last breath on January 21st, 2012.

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How popular is the baby name Irena in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 8 8 0
1885 7 7 0
1887 9 9 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 10 10 0
1891 12 12 0
1892 9 9 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 5 5 0
1896 8 8 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 10 10 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 11 11 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 9 9 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 11 11 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 6 6 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 20 20 0
1915 18 18 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 25 25 0
1918 25 25 0
1919 33 33 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 9 9 0
1922 12 12 0
1923 12 12 0
1924 16 16 0
1925 14 14 0
1926 12 12 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 18 18 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 13 13 0
1936 9 9 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 7 7 0
1944 12 12 0
1945 6 6 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 16 16 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 17 17 0
1956 15 15 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 14 14 0
1960 10 10 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 12 12 0
1965 17 17 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 18 18 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 15 15 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 20 20 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 20 20 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 22 22 0
1976 16 16 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 10 10 0
1979 17 17 0
1980 14 14 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 22 22 0
1983 23 23 0
1984 15 15 0
1985 16 16 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 22 22 0
1988 18 18 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 20 20 0
1992 28 28 0
1993 25 25 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 20 20 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 21 21 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 16 16 0
2008 18 18 0
2009 18 18 0
2010 23 23 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 29 29 0
2013 24 24 0
2014 23 23 0
2015 31 31 0

Common last names for Irena

  • Williams
  • Jones

Fun Facts about the name Irena

  • How Popular is the name Irena? Irena is the 6,767th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Irena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,906 babies born with the first name Irena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irena to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Irena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Irena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irena is Monday, July 17th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Irena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irena was in 1919 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Irena Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irena is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Irena: Your name in reverse order is Aneri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neria. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Irena mean?

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.