Serene

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Origin and Meaning of Serene

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  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Serene is of Unknown origin and means "Calm, beautiful".
  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Serene is of English origin and means "Calm, peaceful".
  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Serene is of Latin origin and means "The name Serene is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Serene is: Tranquil.".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Se*rene"
Senses
  1. Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky."The moon serene in glory mounts the sky." [Pope.]"Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear." [Gray.]
  2. Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul.

Note: ☞ In several countries of Europe, Serene is given as a tittle to princes and the members of their families; as, His Serene Highness.

Etymology: L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. ��� hot, scorching

noun Se*rene"
Senses
  1. Serenity; clearness; calmness.(Poetic)"The sereneof heaven." [Southey.]"To their master is denied To share their sweet serene." [Young.]
  2. Etymology: F. serein evening dew or damp. See Serein

    Evening air; night chill.(Obs)"Some sereneblast me." [B. Jonson.]
verb Se*rene"
To make serene.

Etymology: L. serenare

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Completely clear and fine ("serene skies and a bright blue sea")
  2. Not agitated; without losing self-possession ("he remained serene in the midst of turbulence" and "a serene expression on her face")
Wiktionary

From Middle English, from Latin serēnus (“clear, cloudless, untroubled”).

  1. (poetic) Serenity; clearness; calmness.
  2. Evening air; night chill.

Old French serein (“evening”), Vulgar Latin *serānum (from substantive use of sērum, neuter of sērus (“late”)) + -ānus suffix.

  1. A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.

    serene was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Esperanto, Italian, Latin, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Serene

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    Serena Wilson was a dancer, teacher, choreographer, lecturer, author., and choreography. Serena was given the name Serene Blake on August 8th, 1933 in New York City. Serena is also known as Serena; Blake and Serene. She passed away on June 17th, 2007.

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    Serene Koong is a mandopop, rhythm, and blues musician. She was most active from 2010 to present.

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    Serene was born in 1920. She breathed her last breath in 2008.

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    Serene was born on October 15th, 1977.

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    Serene was born in Singapore.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1914 5 5 0
    1915 7 7 0
    1916 9 9 0
    1918 6 6 0
    1920 5 5 0
    1921 7 7 0
    1922 6 6 0
    1923 5 5 0
    1926 8 8 0
    1927 8 8 0
    1928 6 6 0
    1930 5 5 0
    1931 5 5 0
    1932 5 5 0
    1936 7 7 0
    1940 7 7 0
    1942 6 6 0
    1943 8 8 0
    1944 9 9 0
    1946 6 6 0
    1949 8 8 0
    1950 6 6 0
    1952 7 7 0
    1953 7 7 0
    1955 8 8 0
    1956 9 9 0
    1957 8 8 0
    1958 10 10 0
    1959 10 10 0
    1960 9 9 0
    1961 7 7 0
    1962 10 10 0
    1963 12 12 0
    1964 10 10 0
    1965 7 7 0
    1966 14 14 0
    1967 10 10 0
    1968 8 8 0
    1969 19 19 0
    1970 13 13 0
    1971 21 21 0
    1972 21 21 0
    1973 14 14 0
    1974 25 25 0
    1975 23 23 0
    1976 16 16 0
    1977 30 30 0
    1978 26 26 0
    1979 27 27 0
    1980 26 26 0
    1981 30 30 0
    1982 28 28 0
    1983 32 32 0
    1984 20 20 0
    1985 27 27 0
    1986 18 18 0
    1987 17 17 0
    1988 18 18 0
    1989 26 26 0
    1990 22 22 0
    1991 31 31 0
    1992 21 21 0
    1993 22 22 0
    1994 36 36 0
    1995 31 31 0
    1996 41 41 0
    1997 53 53 0
    1998 47 47 0
    1999 51 51 0
    2000 46 46 0
    2001 63 63 0
    2002 53 53 0
    2003 59 59 0
    2004 58 58 0
    2005 66 66 0
    2006 58 58 0
    2007 73 73 0
    2008 80 80 0
    2009 85 85 0
    2010 83 83 0
    2011 77 77 0
    2012 94 94 0
    2013 70 70 0
    2014 78 78 0
    2015 71 71 0
    2016 78 78 0
    2017 92 92 0

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Serene U.S.
      White 92.00% 64.26%
      African American 2.18% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.18% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Serene

    People with the last name Serene are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Serene

    • How Popular is the name Serene? Serene is the 5,999th most popular name of all time. As a last name Serene was the 71,042nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Serene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,406 babies born with the first name Serene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Serene to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Serene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Serene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Serene is Friday, January 21st, 1876.
    • What year had the most people named Serene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Serene was in 2012 with a total of 94 babies.
    • Random Serene Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Serene is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2005.
    • Weird things about the name Serene: Your name in reverse order is Eneres. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ernsee. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Serene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 275 people with the last name Serene.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Serene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Serene as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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