Irene

Irene - A very unique female name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Irene, meaning peace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #21. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Irene and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Irene? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Irene. The baby girl name Irene was given to 385 baby girls in 2012, ranking #651 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,671 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Irene peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1918 on position 16.



Famous with this name

Irene Mecchi
Irene
Irene Arcos


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Irene is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Irene is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #346 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,434.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Irene is where you live.


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Irene origin and meaning

Irene is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means peace. To see famous people named Irene, pop culture references for the name Irene and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Irene

We've found the following names that sound similar to Irene, sorted by popularity.

Irma / Irine / Irina / Iran / Irania / Irena / Iriana / Irean / Iraima / Ireon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012651
2011696
2010690
2009620
2008645
2007640
2006602
2005596
2004537
2003609
2002531
2001485
2000468
1999474
1998499
1997435
1996422
1995433
1994428
1993478
1992430
1991398
1990391
1989389
1988375
1987369
1986396
1985364
1984326
1983318
1982321
1981305
1980299
1979308
1978330
1977321
1976306
1975322
1974293
1973289
1972315
1971293
1970275
1969268
1968243
1967242
1966235
1965213
1964211
1963202
1962205
1961193
1960187
1959179
1958176
1957169
1956159
1955148
1954141
1953127
1952121
1951105
195092
1949111
1948111
1947107
1946102
194596
194491
194385
194281
194174
194073
193974
193871
193762
193657
193552
193449
193346
193243
193137
193033
192929
192828
192721
192621
192519
192418
192317
192217
192118
192017
191916
191816
191717
191617
191517
191422
191321
191222
191121
191021

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey346
California351
Oregon389
New York404
Indiana511
Nevada560
Washington609
Maryland658
Arizona660
Texas673
Illinois714
Wisconsin746
Georgia782
Michigan819
Massachusetts822
Missouri853
Ohio868
Pennsylvania872
Colorado942
Florida1005
North Carolina1434

Even more about Irene


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Irene a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Irene?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1918
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Irene
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,671
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +385

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