Irena Name Meaning & Origin

Irena

Pronunciation: ee-REHN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Irena:

Derived from the Greek Eirēnē, which is from eirēnē (peace). The name is borne in Greek mythology by the goddess of peace, the daughter of Zeus and Themis.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Irena

ena, ina,

Polish nicknames for Irena: Irenka, Irka

Ren, Ira (eye -ruh)

Meanings and history of the name Irena

A Greek name, meaning: peace.
The name is pronounced: "ee-re-nah"

Famous real-life people named Irena

Irena Sendler (or Sendlerowa), 1910 – 2008. Nobel Peace Prize nominee. A Polish social worker who during World War 2 served in the Polish Underground resistance organization "Żegota" which worked to help Jews under Nazi occupation. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children.

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