Serena: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Serena
Origin of the name Serena:
Derived from serene (calm, peaceful, tranquil), which is from the Latin serenus (clear, calm, ex-alted).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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We live by the beach and I wanted a name that reminded me of the beach at sunset, so we named our daughter Serena Amber. My husband is Filipino and in his language Serena sounds like the word for mermaid further compliments the ocean. It is a perfect name for her also because she loves the water and she has golden skin and red hair.
My name is Serena Michelle and until recently I haven't liked my name because it means peaceful and I'm absolutely not peaceful, but now I think it's very classy, strong and regal and I love that it has such ancient roots as well as that it's uncommon but recognizable! It's not the best name for me, but it's a great name nonetheless (at least the first name--I hate Michelle!).
- Nicknames for Serena: | Edit
S, Sera, Rena
- Meanings and history of the name Serena: | Edit
Feminine form of the Latin word "serenus," meaning "calm, serene." This is the name borne by an early Christian saint.
- Famous real-life people named Serena: | Edit
Serena Williams, American professional tennis player.
Serena Altschul, American journalist
- Serena in song, story & screen: | Edit
Serena Van Der Woodsen, character in the Gossip Girl Books and TV series,
Serena,Samantha's cousin on the Old popular hit TV sitcom "Bewitched"
In the popular Americanized anime Sailor Moon, Serena is the main and title character. She is often the cry-baby of the bunch, but can be relied on to save the day.
Serena Southerlyn, Assistant District Attorney on "Law & Order"