Serenity

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54k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Serenity

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     English
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     German
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     Hebrew
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User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from California, United States says the name Serenity means "Peace".
  • A user from Alaska, United States says the name Serenity means "State of being serene or calm".
  • A submission from United States says the name Serenity means "Horse loving woman" and is of German origin.
  • A user from North Carolina, United States says the name Serenity means "Peace and tranquility".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Serenity means "Nice flower".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Se*ren"i*ty
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  1. The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace."A general peace and serenity newly succeeded a general trouble." [Sir W. Temple.]
  2. Calmness of mind; eveness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness; composure."I can not see how any men should ever transgress those moral rules with confidence and serenity." [Locke.]

Note: Serenity is given as a title to the members of certain princely families in Europe; as, Your Serenity.

Etymology: L. serenuas: cf. F. sérénité

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A disposition free from stress or emotion
  2. The absence of mental stress or anxiety
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  1. A female given name in general use since the 1990s.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1972 7 7 0
1973 13 13 0
1974 26 26 0
1975 34 34 0
1976 69 69 0
1977 70 70 0
1978 76 76 0
1979 57 57 0
1980 58 58 0
1981 65 65 0
1982 48 48 0
1983 37 37 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 40 40 0
1986 52 52 0
1987 34 34 0
1988 51 51 0
1989 45 45 0
1990 67 67 0
1991 59 59 0
1992 93 93 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 111 111 0
1995 127 127 0
1996 152 152 0
1997 200 200 0
1998 253 253 0
1999 524 524 0
2000 654 654 0
2001 783 783 0
2002 1,078 1,073 5
2003 1,414 1,414 0
2004 1,790 1,781 9
2005 1,985 1,985 0
2006 2,602 2,597 5
2007 2,733 2,733 0
2008 3,114 3,108 6
2009 3,476 3,476 0 #94 girl name
2010 3,483 3,477 6 #83 girl name
2011 3,865 3,857 8 #66 girl name
2012 4,238 4,231 7 #58 girl name
2013 4,451 4,445 6 #52 girl name
2014 4,330 4,323 7 #59 girl name
2015 3,976 3,976 0 #71 girl name
2016 3,821 3,816 5 #72 girl name
2017 3,543 3,537 6 #80 girl name
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Popularity of Serenity as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Serenity

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  • How Popular is the name Serenity? Serenity is the 953rd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Serenity was the 80th most popular name.
  • How many people with the first name Serenity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,830 babies born with the first name Serenity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Serenity to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Serenity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Serenity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Serenity is Thursday, January 5th, 1939.
  • What year had the most people named Serenity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Serenity was in 2013 with a total of 4,445 babies. That's a lot of babies named Serenity!
  • Random Serenity Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Serenity ranks 40th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 121 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Serenity: Your name in reverse order is Ytineres. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nsietery. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 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.