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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Rena

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Rena in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Rena:

  • Records indicate that 35,493 girls in the United States have been named Rena since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1962, when 575 people in the U.S. were given the name Rena. Those people are now 55 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Rena

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      9 Positive Comments

  • "I get compliments on my name all the time (for which I can take no credit!). It is occasionally mispronounced--I get a few Renee pronunciations (probably because they aren't looking too closely) and some weirdo "Reno" stuff here and there, but people usually remember it. Thanks mom and dad!" Mar. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad Named me Rena because he liked the name Lena.. But he wanted something original so he simply changed the letter at the beginning (Obviously). My name is always mis-pronounced or mis-spelt. In New Zealand one of our national language is Maori.. The vowel I is pronounced like an E. So some here write my name Rina. Have only met an older lady with the same name as me. Nice to know there are many others out there with the same name. Also amazing to know it means Joy in Hebrew. Thumbs Up!" May. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is true that it is almost always mis-pronunced and mis-spelled. However I do get lots of compliments once people hear the proper pronunciation. I like the name because it is original!" Jul. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Rena after my great-grandma she past away before my mother had me and my mother had named me after her because that was her favorite grandma out of all." Feb. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Rena after my mother, who had it for a middle name. She also had an aunt with that name and I now have a g'daughter who has it as her middle it's been in the family now for 4 generations. I love the name and I like knowing it means "joy". I think it also means "reborn" and "queen" as it is said to be a short form of Regina. Any of those meanings is fine with me!" Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name, i'm often told how pretty it is, it's spelled rina i've never met another!" Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Rena. We love it. It means "joy" in Hebrew and she was named after a woman named "Freida" which means "joy" in Yiddish. We only knew of one Rena before we named her, and now we have met about 15!" Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well my name is rena and i lova lova lova love it!!!:)" Mar. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Rena. Her name means "joy" in Hebrew. We only knew two Renas before her. Now we live a large Jewish area and now know about 20 others of all different ages. We love it." Nov. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My parents spelled my name as "Rena" but called me Renee. It has been a life long struggle. No one, any where, ever...ever gets my name right. Even people I have met previously will see the spelling on my name and call me Rena! Why did my parents do this to me.After 40 years I get so tired of correcting people. My husband and oldest daughter have encouraged me to go to court and change the spelling. I just can't do that to my Dad. I think of the Johnny Cash song " A Boy Named Sue" and want to say any dang thing but Rena!" Apr. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "My mom named me Rena after her bestfreind in high school. She thought she was so pretty!" Mar. 12, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "its true, people cant spell it, or pronounce it. Im shocked when people get it right once in awhile." Dec. 3, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rena, and I've always liked it. Simple, pleasant, and unique; unmistakably a girl's name. Folks remember my name, and it rolls off the tongue easily. I appreciate the meanings: joy, reborn, queen. It's one thing my mother did well - giving me a good name!" Oct. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes this im my name and no one can ever pronouce it correctly and spell it right. but then agen its good to have this name because i do not know anyone with the same name as me!" Sep. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Rena (meaning Joy in Hebrew) after a great grandmother whose name meant Joy. We love it! We only knew of one other Rena before we named her. Now, we live in a community where it is quite popular. We've met at least 15 Renas." Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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