Zena

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
238
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zena mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zena

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  • A submission from Florida, United States says the name Zena means "Beautiful or Decor" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Wisconsin, United States says the name Zena means "Born of Zeus".
  • A user from Australia says the name Zena is of Arabic origin and means "Precious".
Other origins: Hebrew

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Notable Persons Named Zena

Zena Marshall was an actor. Her career lasted from 1945 to 1967. Zena was born on January 1st, 1926 in Nairobi, Kenya. She breathed her last breath on July 10th, 2009.

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Zena Grey is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Zena was given the name Zena Lotus Grey on September 25th, 1988 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Zena was born on March 7th, 1934 in Birmingham. She passed away on August 24th, 2003.

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Zena McNally is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and uk garage singing, television presenter, radio personality, and dance. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 1999. Zena was born on March 8th, 1984 in Birmingham. Zena is also known as Zena.

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Zena was born on February 4th, 1887 in Chelsea, London. Zena is also known as Dones and Florence Hariette Zena. She left this life on March 11th, 1975.

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Zena Werb is a in the field of cell biology.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 7 0
1881 6 6 0
1882 6 6 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 11 11 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 12 12 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 13 13 0
1894 14 14 0
1895 13 13 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 16 16 0
1898 18 18 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 21 21 0
1901 12 12 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 15 15 0
1905 21 21 0
1906 19 19 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 21 21 0
1910 21 21 0
1911 26 26 0
1912 27 27 0
1913 31 31 0
1914 35 35 0
1915 40 40 0
1916 46 46 0
1917 37 37 0
1918 53 53 0
1919 31 31 0
1920 45 45 0
1921 62 62 0
1922 43 43 0
1923 48 48 0
1924 40 40 0
1925 47 47 0
1926 41 41 0
1927 36 36 0
1928 27 27 0
1929 43 43 0
1930 27 27 0
1931 26 26 0
1932 31 31 0
1933 35 35 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 16 16 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 21 21 0
1942 35 35 0
1943 15 15 0
1944 23 23 0
1945 14 14 0
1946 12 12 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 29 29 0
1949 18 18 0
1950 21 21 0
1951 34 34 0
1952 20 20 0
1953 22 22 0
1954 23 23 0
1955 27 27 0
1956 30 30 0
1957 41 41 0
1958 26 26 0
1959 39 39 0
1960 52 52 0
1961 63 63 0
1962 70 70 0
1963 213 213 0
1964 222 222 0
1965 142 142 0
1966 104 104 0
1967 68 68 0
1968 62 62 0
1969 44 44 0
1970 51 51 0
1971 45 45 0
1972 39 39 0
1973 39 39 0
1974 32 32 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 35 35 0
1977 24 24 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 51 51 0
1981 54 54 0
1982 58 58 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 38 38 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 44 44 0
1987 51 51 0
1988 33 33 0
1989 71 71 0
1990 63 63 0
1991 49 49 0
1992 52 52 0
1993 44 44 0
1994 71 71 0
1995 59 59 0
1996 127 127 0
1997 104 104 0
1998 88 88 0
1999 78 78 0
2000 44 44 0
2001 46 46 0
2002 45 45 0
2003 40 40 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 47 47 0
2006 33 33 0
2007 44 44 0
2008 39 39 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 56 56 0
2015 57 57 0
2016 49 49 0
2017 81 81 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Zena

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Zena as a first name

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Popularity of Zena as a last name

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Common last names for Zena

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  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Clark
  • Williams
  • Wilson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zena U.S.
  White 36.13% 64.26%
  African American 21.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 33.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zena

People with the last name Zena are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Zena

  • How Popular is the name Zena? Zena is the 3,645th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zena was the 79,846th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,318 babies born with the first name Zena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zena to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zena is Friday, April 11th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Zena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zena was in 1964 with a total of 222 babies.
  • Random Zena Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zena is not a popular baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, only 7 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Zena: Your name in reverse order is Anez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Znae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zena? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 238 people with the last name Zena.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zena? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zena as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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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