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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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Famous Irenes

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

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