Irene
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
IE-reen
Meaning
Woman of peace
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Irene originates in Greek language and means "woman of peace". In Greek mythology, Irene was the daughter of Zeus and the personification of peace. It is also the name of several saints, as well as the name of several places in the United States. As a feminine given name it has always been more popular in Europe than the United States.

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Eireen, Arina, Irina, Ireen

Famous Irenes

Irene Carranza - artist
Irene Allen - writer
Irene Brand - author
Irene Joliot-Curie - Nobel Chemistry Prize 1935
Irene Dunn - actress
Irene Jackson - singer
Irene Bedard - actress
Irene Hueter - mathematician
Irene Kelley - singer
Irene Gomez Reina - writer

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