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Irene Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Irene is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Irene is "peaceful".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 668  in baby name popularity for girls with 424 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.


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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.

Other Tidbits

Irene falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Irene Cara, Irene Dunne.

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.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.