Irena Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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