Infographic of Irene name meaning, which is “Peace,” from the Greek eirenes, peace. The Irene of Greek mythology is the daughter of Zeus and is regarded as the goddess of peace.
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Irene Name Popularity

How popular is the name Irene? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 21 3,269 0.9285%
1911 21 3,493 0.938%
1912 22 4,643 0.9207%
1913 21 5,330 0.9401%
1914 22 6,195 0.8889%
1915 17 8,316 0.9153%
1916 17 9,031 0.9349%
1917 17 9,161 0.9157%
1918 16 9,772 0.9105%
1919 16 9,712 0.9275%
1920 17 10,070 0.9057%
1921 18 10,619 0.9274%
1922 17 10,169 0.9128%
1923 17 10,049 0.8972%
1924 18 9,930 0.8551%
1925 19 9,436 0.8348%
1926 21 9,166 0.8334%
1927 21 8,605 0.7774%
1928 28 7,728 0.7223%
1929 29 7,034 0.6791%
1930 33 6,458 0.6182%
1931 37 5,614 0.5688%
1932 43 5,197 0.526%
1933 46 4,502 0.4832%
1934 49 4,345 0.4495%
1935 52 3,935 0.4049%
1936 57 3,814 0.3959%
1937 62 3,669 0.3723%
1938 71 3,550 0.3468%
1939 74 3,330 0.3274%
1940 73 3,392 0.3191%
1941 74 3,359 0.2984%
1942 80 3,376 0.2674%
1943 85 3,292 0.2522%
1944 91 3,087 0.2491%
1945 96 2,875 0.2357%
1946 102 3,108 0.2106%
1947 107 3,285 0.1968%
1948 111 3,038 0.1903%
1949 111 2,956 0.1838%
1950 92 3,821 0.2373%
1951 105 3,384 0.1996%
1952 121 3,011 0.1725%
1953 127 2,788 0.1575%
1954 141 2,649 0.1449%
1955 148 2,422 0.1317%
1956 159 2,333 0.1235%
1957 169 2,253 0.1171%
1958 176 2,123 0.1123%
1959 179 2,086 0.1098%
1960 187 2,015 0.1063%
1961 193 1,892 0.1002%
1962 205 1,747 0.0952%
1963 202 1,730 0.0964%
1964 211 1,643 0.0933%
1965 213 1,517 0.0928%
1966 234 1,246 0.0798%
1967 240 1,158 0.0763%
1968 241 1,113 0.0741%
1969 267 1,054 0.0684%
1970 274 1,042 0.0655%
1971 292 923 0.0614%
1972 314 735 0.054%
1973 288 800 0.0617%
1974 289 794 0.0611%
1975 321 664 0.0517%
1976 305 724 0.0562%
1977 321 703 0.0522%
1978 330 648 0.0482%
1979 306 748 0.053%
1980 299 795 0.0544%
1981 305 757 0.0515%
1982 321 721 0.0482%
1983 318 697 0.0472%
1984 326 675 0.0454%
1985 363 609 0.0401%
1986 396 537 0.0356%
1987 369 601 0.0394%
1988 375 598 0.0384%
1989 389 598 0.0371%
1990 391 629 0.0379%
1991 397 602 0.0369%
1992 427 552 0.0346%
1993 472 491 0.0315%
1994 428 550 0.0358%
1995 433 559 0.0371%
1996 420 567 0.0379%
1997 434 551 0.0373%
1998 494 472 0.0315%
1999 474 511 0.0341%
2000 467 549 0.0359%
2001 485 535 0.0355%
2002 527 479 0.032%
2003 603 407 0.0268%
2004 536 490 0.0321%
2005 592 436 0.0285%
2006 598 444 0.0284%
2007 631 427 0.0271%
2008 634 440 0.0285%
2009 611 442 0.0296%
2010 679 370 0.0257%
2011 676 362 0.0254%
2012 637 388 0.0272%
2013 625 398 0.028%
2014 643 389 0.0267%
2015 607 415 0.0285%
2016 635 400 0.0277%
2017 582 452 0.0324%
2018 622 402 0.0293%
2019 598 421 0.0311%
2020 621 415 0.0326%

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Names Like Irene

If you like Irene, you’ll love these other names like Irene.


What names are variants of Irene?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Irene.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aireen

Peace

Greek

Airina

Peace

Greek

Arina

Peace

Greek

Eireen
Eiren

Peace

Greek

Eirena

Peace

Greek

Eirene

Peace

Greek

Erena

Peace

Greek

Erene

Peace

Greek

Ira

Peace

Greek

Irayna

Peace

Greek

Ireen

Peace

Greek

Iren

Peace

Greek

Irena

Peace

Greek

Irenea

Peace

Greek

Irenee

Peace

Greek

Irenka

Peace

Greek

Iriana

Peace

Greek

Irina

Peace

Greek

Irine

Peace

Greek

Iryna

Peace

Greek

Orina

Peace

Greek

Oryna

Peace

Greek

Rena

Melody

Hebrew

Rene

Greek

Renie

Peace; reborn

Latin

Rina

Beloved; peace; pure; queen; melody; joyful

Latin

Yarina

Russian


What names sound like Irene?

If you like how Irene sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Irene.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aren

Ireland

Gaelic

Arena

English

Arene

Most holy

Greek

Aurene

Golden

Latin

Jorene

American

Orane

Sunrise

French

Urena

Brightness

Hebrew


What names are similar to Irene?

Find a name that’s like Irene, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nitsa

German


Lists With Irene

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Siblings of Irene

Mamas with kids named Irene also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gabriel

God is my strength

Hebrew

Kyla

Narrow strait

English

Mariana

Of the sea

Spanish

9 Comments

  1. I strongly like Irene as the middle and thankful for my mother,giving me it!

  2. I think Willow should be close to Irene as the both mean peace and are from germany
    Which i am part german mind u

  3. It was my mother-in-law name and she passed away so in her honor i name her daughter after her

  4. We choose Irene because it was the name of her grandma whom she will never meet as she passed away almost 6 years ago.

  5. Named Irene after her grandmas who passed away

  6. my name is Irene Bygone and am very proud to be name Irene

  7. The goddess of peace, it’s a beautiful name with history.

  8. Irene is a family name. It’s my middle name, my mom’s middle name, my grandmother’s middle name and my great-grandmothers first name. I love passing on a beautiful link to our family to our daughter.
    I like that it is not often used.
    I like that it means “peace.”

    • We pronounce is as two syllable name: eye-REEN.


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