Rena

First Name
39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
374
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rena

"Rena" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Joy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Rena

Rena was born on July 30th, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She left this life on November 21st, 2009.

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Rena Sofer is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Rena was given the name Rena Sherel Sofer on December 2nd, 1968 in Arcadia, California, U.S.

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Rena was born on June 29th, 1991 in Osaka.

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Rena Riffel is an actress, dancer, singer, model, director, producer, writer, and composer. She was most prominent from 1988 to 1988. Rena was given the name Rena Lynn Riffel on March 5th, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Rena Owen is an actress, writer, director, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Rena was born on July 22nd, 1962 in Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.

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Rena Nōnen is an actress and model. They were most active from 2006 to present. Rena was born on July 13th, 1993 in Kamikawa, Hyōgo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rena

Rena was born on June 29th, 1991 in Osaka.

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Kid was born in 1898. He left this life in 1949.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 74 74 0
1881 88 88 0
1882 103 103 0
1883 105 105 0
1884 94 94 0
1885 148 148 0
1886 119 119 0
1887 155 155 0
1888 172 172 0
1889 161 161 0
1890 192 192 0
1891 173 173 0
1892 181 181 0
1893 186 186 0
1894 217 217 0
1895 189 189 0
1896 203 203 0
1897 193 193 0
1898 218 218 0
1899 193 193 0
1900 235 235 0
1901 215 215 0
1902 230 230 0
1903 217 217 0
1904 225 225 0
1905 204 204 0
1906 188 188 0
1907 209 209 0
1908 201 201 0
1909 193 193 0
1910 253 253 0
1911 260 260 0
1912 319 319 0
1913 306 306 0
1914 387 387 0
1915 519 519 0
1916 578 573 5
1917 522 522 0
1918 518 518 0
1919 517 517 0
1920 494 494 0
1921 550 550 0
1922 518 518 0
1923 486 486 0
1924 521 521 0
1925 452 452 0
1926 445 445 0
1927 439 433 6
1928 438 429 9
1929 409 409 0
1930 373 373 0
1931 341 341 0
1932 352 344 8
1933 327 320 7
1934 355 355 0
1935 353 353 0
1936 296 296 0
1937 353 353 0
1938 303 303 0
1939 326 326 0
1940 316 308 8
1941 319 319 0
1942 348 348 0
1943 389 389 0
1944 316 316 0
1945 335 330 5
1946 374 374 0
1947 393 393 0
1948 406 406 0
1949 394 394 0
1950 370 370 0
1951 395 395 0
1952 412 412 0
1953 429 422 7
1954 428 428 0
1955 472 472 0
1956 471 466 5
1957 479 479 0
1958 498 492 6
1959 501 494 7
1960 528 517 11
1961 529 524 5
1962 576 576 0
1963 481 481 0
1964 538 538 0
1965 447 447 0
1966 426 420 6
1967 398 398 0
1968 416 416 0
1969 400 400 0
1970 400 400 0
1971 358 352 6
1972 324 324 0
1973 265 265 0
1974 269 269 0
1975 286 286 0
1976 247 241 6
1977 274 274 0
1978 260 260 0
1979 244 244 0
1980 303 303 0
1981 288 288 0
1982 307 302 5
1983 258 258 0
1984 227 222 5
1985 193 193 0
1986 190 190 0
1987 185 185 0
1988 195 195 0
1989 177 177 0
1990 161 155 6
1991 150 150 0
1992 149 149 0
1993 127 127 0
1994 102 102 0
1995 115 115 0
1996 135 135 0
1997 99 99 0
1998 110 110 0
1999 125 125 0
2000 126 126 0
2001 131 131 0
2002 116 116 0
2003 131 131 0
2004 98 98 0
2005 108 108 0
2006 113 113 0
2007 107 107 0
2008 86 86 0
2009 89 89 0
2010 100 100 0
2011 67 67 0
2012 75 75 0
2013 61 61 0
2014 82 82 0
2015 63 63 0
2016 68 68 0
2017 80 80 0

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Popularity of Rena as a first name

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Popularity of Rena as a last name

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Common last names for Rena

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • Lewis
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rena U.S.
  White 26.74% 64.26%
  African American 5.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 53.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rena

People with the last name Rena are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rena

  • What name lists does Rena rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rena? Rena is the 1,183rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rena was the 54,990th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 38,599 babies born with the first name Rena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rena to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 74 new born babies.
  • When was Rena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rena is Sunday, October 11th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Rena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rena was in 1962 with a total of 576 babies.
  • Random Rena Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rena ranks 108th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Rena: Your name in reverse order is Aner. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 374 people with the last name Rena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rena 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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  • 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).
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