Serenity Name Meaning & Origin

Serenity

Pronunciation: seh-REH-ni-tee (key)

Origin of the name Serenity:

Derived from serenity (calmness, tranquility).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Serenity: | Edit

I would be interested in knowing when my name (Serenity) started appearing. I looked at a census that seems to think the name started in 1999 but I am a good bit older than that and I know other Serenity's-one or two even older than I am. One is not from the U.S. and the other (of the older ones) lives in Oregon. I know our parents never met (just from our interest in our own name) so where did the idea for the word to become a name start?

Meaning no offense to you or your parents, but if you were born in the "hippie era," it is possible that your name was derived from the adjective "serinity" meaning peace and grace. Names like yours were very popular, along with other happy emotions (Kharma, Sundance, etc) and nature things (like Heath, Forrest, etc). To be perfectly fair, your name has a very amiable meaning, so perhaps your parents just liked the meaning. Did you ever ask? I'm sure they know why they named you Serenity. If not, I'm a fan!

Personal experiences with the name Serenity: | Edit

My daughter's name is serenity (b.2011). Ive had many compliments on her name. Shes pretty, girly and spunky. We call her reny sometimes and shorten it to seren. on text. Love the name!

My 3yr old has the name Serenity. We also get many compliments on it.

Nicknames for Serenity: | Edit

Star, Seren, Ren, Nitty, Rennie, Reny, Rennie Roo, Renniebear, Seri, syringe,renidy, Rem, remy, remi

Meanings and history of the name Serenity: | Edit

It is of English and French origin, and its meaning is "serene, calm". A virtue name.

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Serenity in song, story & screen: | Edit

Serenity is the ship in Joss Whedon's space western, Firefly.
Serenity is also the name of the movie made from the series.
Serenity is the name of the Queen and Princess of the Moon Kingdom in Sailormoon.

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