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Irene

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

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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

Fun Facts about the name Irene

  • How many people with the first name Irene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 352,076 babies born with the first name Irene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irene to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Irene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 204 new born babies.
  • When was Irene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irene is Monday, April 1st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Irene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irene was in 1921 with a total of 10,623 babies. That's a lot of babies named Irene!
  • Random Irene Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irene ranks 48th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 44 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Irene: Your name in reverse order is Eneri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eirne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Irene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 378 people with the last name Irene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Irene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Irene as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Irene as a first name

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Popularity of Irene as a last name

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Common last names for Irene

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Nelson
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Irene U.S.
  White 46.30% 64.26%
  African American 6.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 41.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Irene

People with the last name Irene are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Irene

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

French Irène, from Ancient Greek Εἰρήνη eirēnē "peace", name of a goddess of peace, of early Christian saints, and of an 8th-century Byzantine empress.

  1. (Greek mythology) Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace, one of the Horae/Horæ; equivalent to the Roman goddess Pax.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 14 Irene, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name, in regular use since the 19th century.
  4. A city/town in South Dakota, US.

Irene was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Irene

Irene Adler

Irene Adler is an opera.

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Irene Ryan

Irene Ryan was an actress. Her career lasted from 1913 to 1913. Irene was given the name Jessie Irene Noblett on October 17th, 1902 in El Paso, Texas, United States. She passed away on April 26th, 1973.

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Irene Cara

Irene Cara is a disco, electropop, dance-rock, and contemporary r&b singing, songwriter, and actor. She has been prominent since 1962. Irene was given the name Irene Cara Escalera on March 18th, 1959 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Irène Joliot-Curie

Irène Joliot-Curie was a scientist in the field of chemistry. Irène was born on September 12th, 1897. She left this life on March 17th, 1956.

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Irène Jacob

Irène Jacob is an actress. She has been prominent since 1987. Irène was given the name Irène Marie Jacob on July 15th, 1966 in Suresnes, France.

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Joan Sims

Joan Sims was an actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2001. Joan was given the name Irene Joan Marian Sims on May 9th, 1930 in Laindon, Essex, England. She left this life on June 27th, 2001.

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  • Irene Dunne
    (actress)
  • Irene Craigmile Bolam
    (banker)
  • Irene Papas
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Irene Rosenfeld
    (noteworthy individual)
  • Irene
    (monarch)
  • Irène Némirovsky
    (novelist)
  • Irene Mayer Selznick
    (theatrical producer)
  • Irene McGee
    (radio podcast host)
  • Irene Worth
    (famed human)
  • Irene Hervey
    (actress)
  • Irene Khan
    (director-general of the international development law organization)
  • Irene Angelina
    (royalty)
  • Irene Doukaina
    (noble)
  • Irene Parlby
    (Member of the Legislative Assembly)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Irene

Irene

Irene is a monarch. She holds the title Empress of the Byzantine Empire and Empressof theByzantine Empire. She was most active from 797 to 802.

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Princess Irene

Princess Irene is royalty. Princess was born as the child of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld and Juliana of the Netherlands on August 5th, 1939 in Soestdijk Palace.

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Jena Irene

Jena Irene is an alternative rock and pop rock singing. They plays Piano and Vocals. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Jena was given the name Jena Irene Asciutto on July 13th, 1996 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States.

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DJ Irene

DJ Irene is an electronica, progressive house, uk hard house, house music, trance music, and dubstep record producer and disc jockey. She plays Phonograph and Sampler (musical instrument). Her most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. DJ was given the name Irene M. Gutiérrez in Downey, California, United States.

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Juan Carlos Irene

Juan Carlos Irene is an athlete for the Puebla F.C. Reserves and Academy.

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What does the name Irene mean?

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

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