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Irene Meaning


What does Irene mean?

The name Irene is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Irene is "peaceful".

Irene is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced I-rene.

The Given Name Irene

Popular and mesmerizing, it is a name considered by many parents.

This great little unisex name has a natural adventure.

A valiant name that will be adored by parents.

Irene falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Irene Joliot Curie, and Irene of Thessalonica.

Irene Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 637 in baby name popularity for girls with 464 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 591 in baby name popularity for girls with 505 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Irene Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Irene has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Irene to other names.

Irene Related Names

Variants of the name Irene include Eireann.

The names Eireen, Eirene, Iren, Irena are all forms of Irene.

Irene has the diminutive (nickname) Renie.

Famous Irenes

  • Irene ~ Saint, 5 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Irene Joliot Curie ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1935
  • Irene of Thessalonica ~ Saint
  • Irene Sarantapechaina ~ Byzantine Empress Irene (797-802)

Irene Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Irene.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Irene are often kaleidoscopic and daring but most of all they are read more >>

Irene Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Irene in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Irene.

Just for fun, see the name Irene in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Irene in Nautical Flags page.