Irina Name Meaning & Origin

Irina

Pronunciation: iy-REE-nə (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Irina: | Edit

Irina and Raini are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Irina: | Edit

My name is Irina. It sounds lovely to me, that what its means - peace. All, Irinas I know are nice and happy people. If you want your lillte girl to be a wonderful one - that is her name. Enjoy it!

I like the name Rina, but Irina sounds very foreign.

My name is Irina and I love it! It's Russian for Irene. My mom picked it out because she lived in Russian for six mouths and wanted a Russian name. My dad wanted to name me Irene so it was the perfect comprise. The only thing that gets irritating is that everyone wants to pronounce is I-rina, with a long i sound. It drives me nuts. A boy in my class (I'm in 6th grade by the way) calls me that all the time and it drives me insane. But I love my name and any little girl would too. By the way, all the nicknames below are stupid (IRA is what I put for my usernames on computer games, not what someone should call me) call your Darking daughter Irina. P.S. if she's born on April 6th, tell her that she shares a birthday with the person that made you chose her name.

Nicknames for Irina: | Edit

Rina, Ira, Irishechka, Irinochka, Irinka, Irochka, Irchik, Irishka, Irka, Inka, Inche, Ine, Ina

Meanings and history of the name Irina: | Edit

Meaning: peace

Origin: Greek, Bulgarian, Russian

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Originates from ERINI the Greek Goddess of Peace

Famous real-life people named Irina: | Edit

Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia 2010
Irina Baskakova, a Soviet track and field sprinter
Irina Bespalova, a Russian butterfly swimmer
Irina Iordachescu, a Romanian soprano opera singer.
Irina Livezeanu, a Romanian-born American historian.
Irina Hakamada, a Russian politic
Irina Kostyuchenkova, a Ukrainian javelin thrower
Irina Krush, an elite chess player
Irina Deleanu, a Romanian former individual rhythmic gymnast.
Irina Lashko, a Russian-born Australian diver
Irina Pantaeva, a Siberian fashion model and actress
Irina Begu, a Romanian tennis player
Irina Podyalovskaya, a Soviet middle distance runner
Irina Rodnina, a Soviet (russian) figure skater
Irina Ionesco, a French photographer
Irina Lazareanu, a Romanian-born Canadian model
Irina Saari, a Finnish pop singer
Irina Shayk, a model originally from Russia
Irina Slutskaya, a Russian figure skater
Irina Tebenikhina, a Russian volleyball player
Irina Toneva, a Russian pop singer
Irina Ufimtseva, a Russian freestyle swimmer

Irina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Irina Derevko character on the television series Alias, played by Lena Olin, is the mother of the central character, Sydney Bristow.

Irina Spasky, an incredible character in the 39 Clues series (though not at all peaceful)
Irina Clayton, Choir from the X-Men comics

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