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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ena
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ena in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ena:
Records indicate that 591 girls in the United States have been named Ena since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1906, when 89 people in the U.S. were given the name Ena. Those people are now 114 years old.
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Comments about the name Ena
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59 Positive Comments
"LOL I thought I was the only one in the world named Ena (pronounced eh-na)!! I guess it is a pretty name, but EVERYONE says it wrong!!" Feb. 15, 2016:
"Im Ena (Ee-na) from the Philippines! 😉 It's a very unique name here! I've never met someone with the same name as mine and it's cool! ☺ I love my name because it's short! I never get tired easily when writing my full name. ♥♥♥ LONG LIVE ENAS OUT THERE!!! YEHHHHHAAAAAAAA!" Jun. 3, 2015:
"I'm hispanic so my family pronounces it as "eh-na" but here in the states i go by "EE-na". I love my name it's short and i've never met anyone with the same name. Its pretty cool" Mar. 9, 2015:
"My name is Ena (Eh-NA) and its a very common name in the Balkans (where I am from). i live in the USA currently and my name is really really rare here! I like having the name, and it's very cute. The downside is being called "EEEEna" a lot and it's tiring to correct people. But I love it so so so much!" Mar. 8, 2015:
"I'm a 54 year old Ena and the only other Ena I know is my aunt who is now in her 80s, I lived through the Ena Sharples years which made me hate my name I used to wish I had been called Sharon Linda or Sue or Carol or a popular name of the time instead of wanting to hide with embarrassment when I called out my name,and waiting to here the same old Ena Sharples jokes ( whoever passed a remark thought that their comment was a unique joke and had never been said before like a group of lemmings) only now I'm now realising how distinctive and special my name is and wish I could have been loud and proud in my school years when asked my name" Nov. 11, 2014:
"In my 13 years of living I've never met another black girl with my name I also didn't know other people had my name. But I am African and Turkish. And my mother got my name from a Indian girl she used to take care of in a daycare but I love my name and how short it is and I'm happy I've found other people who have it to." Aug. 20, 2014:
"This name is seldom used in the UK because in part there was a character in a long running TV show (Coronation Street) who was the show's battleaxe, and even the mention of the name 'Ena' on screen caused frowns and tension, so it didn't do well for the name. The character left in the 1980s, so maybe the name will be rediscovered one day and then the Enas of the world can unite." Aug. 7, 2013:
"My daughter name is Ena (Eh-na). She is two now. Sooo cute and unique. We had it on short list and our older daughter (Kiana) picked it." Feb. 5, 2013:
"I was born Kathryn Ena pronounced Eeena. I was named after my mothers grandmother although they called her grandma Eeeney, ha. Anyways I love it. I wish I had gone by it in middle and high school when I was one of 5 Kates in my area and it was so common. I loved having people guess my middle name cause they never could. I want so badly to pass it on to my daughter, but im not sure how... Anyways thought I would share. :)" Jul. 19, 2012:
"HEY! My name is Ena, and this is, the FIRST time I've ever seen so many other people with the same name :D I pronounce mine, EE-na, and I also love it due to it's originality AND PIZZAZ :D Hahah, there are so many different meanings for the name and I love seeing what all the different societies interpret it as!" Feb. 7, 2012:
"My daughter's name is Ena (pronanuced Eh-na).. from where I'm from, it's rather common name. I named her after a song "Ena" performed by bend Haustor. It's cool and unique, just like she is." Nov. 21, 2011:
"Hi my name is Ena, too. Im 32 years old.. And I love it! The only name written in a newspaper during the board exam was published...One of a kind.. My late grandmother gave this name so that it will be short in writing..." Sep. 20, 2011:
"I'm 17 and my name is Ena (pronounced eeena). I absolutely love my name and I have never in my life met anyone with my name which is awesome!! I like my name cuz when people ask what my name is I tell them and it has a sexy ring to it for some reason. It's short and sweet like me! My Parents pronounce it like eh-na but I like it like eena. It's personal because there is no right way to say this unique name :)" Jul. 19, 2011:
"My name is Ena (EEEEna.) I was named after my Aunt Ena, who was named after the Spanish Queen Ena. I also have a cousin named Ena. Both my mother and my cousin's mother were expecting at the same time and both wanted to name their baby girls Ena. My cousin's mother beat mine to the name, but my mother wouldn't be stopped. Hence, my name, Ena Augusta and my cousin's name Ena Carolyn. At family reunions it gets a bit confusing with three Ena's in the family. When people call, "Ena", we all come running." May. 6, 2011:
"my name's also ena i love my name cause to me and where i live it's unique" Feb. 13, 2011:
"i named my daughter Ena Mei(Eh-Na) i just fell in love the first moment i read it. Ena is the queen of fairies too, i found it on a book of names, i live in Malta i have found that there are a few here.GO Ena's ;)" Dec. 6, 2010:
"My mothers name is RowENA, I am due with my second girl on October 19th. I am thinking that we may name our daughter after my Mom and name her ENA. I am only nervous about the length. It's so short. But we have a long last name that makes up for it. I am so glad to hear that so many of you like your name. :) That's one thing I worry about. I want our little girl to love her name, as we are naming her out of So much Love!" Oct. 8, 2010:
"It's my name (Ena=ENN-ah) and I love it! I'm the only Ena in my school... My friends sometimes call me EN-yah :)" Oct. 7, 2010:
"heyy (: Ena (eeena) here! i'm just fifteen & i love my name. i have NEVER met another girl named Ena, and that's just AWESOME. i used to hate my name because it's so rare & everyone pronounced it wrong, but now i like it because there are few people whose name is Ena. Hello Enas out there! i love you all! (: either pronounced as Eh-na or eena, you guys ROCK x" Sep. 28, 2010:
"my daughter name is Ena Sheccidd and she is 11 years old, my wife is also named Ena.My daugheter loves her name, although some call her Ana." Sep. 1, 2010:
"My sister's name is Ena. We always wondered how my dad came up with the name. We call her Eh-na since we all speak spanish but all of her friends from school know her as Ee-na. i know she likes the name because it is very unique and there arent many people out there with her name. She hates it when people confuse her name for Edna" Aug. 12, 2010:
"I had my daughter on 11th feb 2010 and called her Ena (eena) it means little fire and is irish she certainly is a little fire and the name suits her sooo well, she's beautiful
Mary" Jun. 4, 2010:
"I was born in 1923 and named after Queen Victoria's daughter who became the Queen of Spain. It is pronounced EEENA" May. 29, 2010:
"MY Name Is Ena And I Never Really Liked It But I Love My Name Now. People Say It Sound Weird But Its Because They Can't Say It Right IS [Eee-Na} For All The Other Ena's Out There Let Everyone Know Who You Is And Don't Be Scared To Tell People Your Name Cause Ena Is Dha Sexiest Name Ever Luv Dha Ena's" May. 15, 2010:
"Hey my name is Ena too. Pronounced as Eh-na (Anna) and I just love it. I hate the pronounciation Ee-na though, sounds so rough and germanish. There are a few Enas here in Croatia. My sister gave me my name :)" Apr. 10, 2010:
"Hey, other Enas! My birth name is Diane, but I've always hated it... it sounds so old... so I just took the last three letters and flipped them, and I've been going by Ena ever since! I pronounce it "Eh-na" not "Ee-na". Either way... go Enas!" Apr. 10, 2010:
"Enna or Ena is my first name and i am very proud of my name. My dad gave me this name. It is not common name, they uses in my tribe, have the meaning. East Africa- south area" Feb. 11, 2010:
"My name is Ena too. (EN-UH) i love it, im the only Ena no matter where i go. I love it, its so unique. I hate it when people misprounce it like inna or enya. when i lived in the us, i lived in twin falls and meridian idaho, both small towns and i was the only ena there!! :) now i live in dachau, germany and am still the only ena, but there are alot on innas :( I love my name...all the other enas out there, keep rocking our name! :)
GO ENAS!!" Nov. 17, 2009:
"Hello, I love having the name Ena, EeeeNA pronounced. People will Call me Edna, Eva,Dena,and Tena. My name is not the missing letter game. When I was single,if a guy could not pronounce my name or remeber it when I ask him he was out!!! So be proud all you Ena's we have a special name..." Nov. 5, 2009:
"hello i m ena.yeah people often prounonce it wrong.its correct way is "eena" but i spell it ena .no i never meet the people with the same name. i really like this name so much . becoz its rare for me." Jul. 29, 2009:
"yeah my name is Ena.
(Eeee-na) not Eh-na.
it was so annoying when people prounounce
my name as Eh-na..." May. 28, 2009:
"My name is Ena &+ it;s pronounced Eh--na ; a lot 0f people say Eee-NA .
i;ve qotton used to it thouqh .
at first i didn;t like my name &+ i quess i realized it;s much better than a name that;s overused :)" May. 18, 2009:
"Hello to all the "other" Enas out there! I love my name! I was born in Cuba and was named after my Mom, Ena! When I was younger I didn't like my name that much because it is so unusual, but as I got older I started to appreciate it for the beautiful name that it is! In Spanish, it is pronounced "Eh-na", but having grown up in the U.S.A. (Florida) - I left Cuba when I was an infant - it has always been pronounced "Ee-na", so that stuck. I like it either way! I went to high school in Miami where there was another Cuban-born Ena (although it is not a typical Cuban name) and there was a writer for the Miami Herald named Ena. I actually met her once. I believe she was British. Interesting! Enjoy your lovely name everyone!" Apr. 23, 2009:
"My name is actually rENAe [pronounced ren.ay], such a boring and common name; i just go by Ena even though the pronouncement is way different. It's much more unique and pretty." Mar. 12, 2009:
"We just named our daughter Ena, having read that it is derived from the Gaelic word for 'seed' or 'kernel'. Everyone tells us how pretty it is, but then, what else would they say to our faces... :)" Jan. 19, 2009:
"BTW FOR THOSE OF U WHO DON'T KNOW ME I'M BOSNIAN =] BYE" Jan. 5, 2009:
"hey, my name's Ena too. and i'm from the philippines. :)) i haven't met someone with the same name as me. in here, they say it's very unique. and some people even asked me where that name came from. well my dad named me after Princess Ena. Queen Victoria's daughter. i think she's from England or Ireland. not sure. lol.. i like my name. =]" Jan. 1, 2009:
"OMG I am writting this Fan Fic and I named my main character Ena and I thought it was original" Dec. 17, 2008:
"Wow, I never knew that there were so many Enas out there. I too, am named Ena, and hate it when people mispronounce it. As someone else described here, it's Eh-na or like Jenna without the J. Glad to hear I am not the only one correcting people all the time." Oct. 28, 2008:
"My name is Ena and I'm from Slovenia. It is pronounced 'ee-na'.The name is very uncommon here (there are 18 of us in the country).I have never met anyone else with the same name but I'd sure love to." Oct. 20, 2008:
"My brother,s name is ena though most do say its a girls name but its comfortable with him and also it is a rare name in Nigeria." Oct. 18, 2008:
"My brother,s name is ena though most do say its a girls name but its comfortable with him and also it is a rare name in Nigeria." Oct. 18, 2008:
"HEY OTHER ENAS! my name is Ena too ;-) I LOVE MY NAME! it is pronounced like anna or eh-nah and like many of the other Enas here people say my name all different kinds of ways, i find it funny how people will add all kinds of letters cant people read? i hate it when people shorten the e and it sounds like e-nah its just so harsh sounding eh-nah just flows better ;-) i have met 2 people with my name! yeah i know its crazy one person said it my way and the other actually with the short e sound (poor her...just kidding) even though i met them randomly i still think my name is unique and i wouldnt change it for the world, i was named after my fathers mother who died when he was 5, they say i look just like her so it was a good choice on my fathers part" Sep. 21, 2008:
"Hello~~~My name is and I think it rocks. I have always loved my name and so does everyone else. Yes a lot of people say it wrong or spell it wrong. But I wouldn't change it for the world. It is great that when I have to call somewhere and they ask who is calling I don't have to go any further than this is ENA and everyone knows who it is. I don't have to explain who I am or anything else. I am named after my great grandmother. I think it is cool to have a name no one else does. If I ever have a daughter I always look for a name close to Ena so she can also enjoy the benfits of being the only one with the name. My favorite is Lena. I think it is beautiful and close to mine. So lets all enjoy our name ENA." Sep. 14, 2008:
"it's my nickname, but i really hate my real name-Milena.. long story :)" Sep. 1, 2008:
"My name is Ena and I love it. On my mom's side, all the women in her family have the initials "E.N.A." so she decided to name me Ena because of it. Coincidentally enough, my full first name is Ena Nicole and my middle name is Aquino, so my name also spells out my first three initials.
I prefer to my name to be pronounced Eh - na. Or like "Henna" but without the 'h'. I HATE when people pronounce my name "Ee-na". People also think my name is Anna or Eva or Emma. I have never met anyone with the same name and was actually surprised to find this page considering the unique way my mom came up with it." Jul. 19, 2008:
"my name is ena and i think it is great because no one has my name. people say its really pretty." Jul. 16, 2008:
"Hey, my name is Ena. Many people pronounce my name wrong. they always say it with a short e or spell it like "ina" or "inna". It's sort of innoying because it's pronounced with a long e but i got used to it. My name comes from my jamaican heritage. i always thought that it was unique but i guess from these other comments it isn't as much as i thought. I haven't met anyone myself with this name except with someone who spelled it like "inna" with a long e sound. I like my name and would never change it." Jul. 4, 2008:
"I love this name, my name is ena too, i'm irish and i still dont know the origin of it, i would love to meeet another ena, people call me enda,enya,enid,eanna,Ina many things but i just accept it. i used to wish my name was sarah or something normal but i love it now, also when people say Hi Ena, like hyena, funny....." Jul. 4, 2008:
"I love my name! :) it is short and rare and I have only got compliments for it :)" Jul. 3, 2008:
"HIii! My name is Ena....and I really like my name. In Slovenian it means ONE, so I think it's really speciall.....
Anyway, I'm from Serbia...
Bye :)" Jun. 27, 2008:
"Hi, my name is Ena and I live in Houston, TX. This unique name was given to me by my father. Who named all his children with an E as their first name. People often call me Edna and Ina. I am always told that is a beautiful name." Jun. 21, 2008:
"My name is Ena..I pronounce it with an Eh sound like the world "en"d..and I'm only 19..but it was picked by my great grandfather..and I've never met anyone with my name..I live in the US.." May. 20, 2008:
"well my name is ena but people say it with a long "E" and i hate dat is like saying "anna" for real..
and i don't really like my name i think its to short but then i also like it cuz its different..
im not used to short names since my sisters name is Esmeralda which is like 6 letters longer..but i learned to love my name so thats all that matters" Apr. 4, 2008:
"my name is ena but you say it like 'anna' people always say it with a long e and its really embarrasing. i like its easy to spell and remember" Jan. 18, 2008:
"My name is Ena and I'm from India. It's a pretty unusual name here and people are always amazed at the uniqueness of my name. I've had people asking me the meaning all the time :) And there have been times when it's been mispronounced as Anna or confused with Eva! I've not come across anyone with this spelling though there has been an "Ina" that I met once. I love my name!!!" Nov. 3, 2007:
"My name is Ena. I have always liked my name, because it is different and uncommon. I was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even there it is not a widely popular name. People are usually non-plussed when they come across my name, not sure how they should handle trying to vocalize it. Most of the time people misprounounce it as having a long e, but it is actually a short e. Most people call me Anna, because that is much closer to the traditional pronunciation than most peoples' perception of it as sounding like 'Eena/Ina' or even sometimes 'Ayna'. I don't mind the mispronunciations, though, because I like having a name people have trouble with :)" Aug. 1, 2007:
"Hardly anybody knows the name "Ena" in Switzerland. I am often asked whether it is a real name or just a nickname! It is often pronunced as Eva, Erna, Ela or Enna." May. 27, 2007:
"My Name is Ena I have found people spell it wrong a lot or they call me something else.. Edna Ina I have never meat anyone else with this name and i am almost 62 .I live in Canada. As a child i was called Enos too or eno for upset tummy .. I hated it for a long time but now i don;t mind it so much.." Mar. 7, 2007:
1 Negative Comment
"man i hate my name "Ena"
i live in austria and i've never met anyone with the same name
my friends and everyone except my family pronounce it "EH-NA"
my friends gave me the nickname Enja/Enji... "EnnJa"/"EnnG"
which i like, it's cool sort of... LOL
my parents pronounce it "Enna"
how did my parents come up with this?lol" Feb. 7, 2010:
36 Neutral Comments
"I guess it seems old fashioned to me because it's my aunt's name but I could say that about my grandmother's names, Ivy and Florence and great grandmother Martha...all of which are making a comeback and when you get used to them you see that the new generation of mothers are seeing them through fresh eyes. Ena Sharples certainly ruined the name for a generation but it is snappy and short and unusual, it's one that could grow on me." Oct. 7, 2020:
"My name is Ena too. My name came from the Balkan side and my brother named me Ena. I live in the u.s. I'm Bosnian🇧🇦🇧🇦🇧🇦I'm love my name. It's so interesting that their are many people named Ena. My name is so mispronounced . People say it Eeeeeena. You say it like A instead of E. Bosnian alphabets are different. You say the E like the letter A. I'm in middle school . So I commonly get it mispronounced. You just know that feeling when your name is said wrong. 🇧🇦🇧🇦🇧🇦❤️✌🏽" Nov. 21, 2015:
""Hi my name is Eena. i love my name , no doubt it is oftn mispronounced but everyone likes it . Its short cute and unique .I have never met anyone with this name .My friends say it sounds mysterious.I am from India". June 14 2015" Jun. 13, 2015:
"My second name is Ena!! Always thought there was no others out there except for my Aunty (who I am named after) and myself!! All my friends thought I had the strangest name growing up, and even my kids (I am 37) often have trouble remembering it!! I love it now as it's original!" Nov. 9, 2014:
"My name is Ena too! I used to hate my name , but now I learned to love it. :) I'm from the philippines and it's a rare name here. ^_^ I didn't know there are so many Enas out there! :D Hooray!" Aug. 25, 2013:
"Heyy Im Ena and most of the people spell my name as Ina (:" Jul. 14, 2012:
"hi! my name is ENA BELLE. derived from my mother and grandmother's name. i pronounce it as Eh-Na. i love it coz its very unique and pretty!" Mar. 9, 2012:
"Me and this aritlce, sitting in a tree, L-E-A-R-N-I-N-G!" Dec. 15, 2011:
"Hi my name is Ena Chugh.I was born in 1987. My name was kept on the old famous song 'Ena Meena Deeka'. Everyone remembers me with this sweet and funny song. I am the only one in my family and work area with this name. I love my name and I think that its just a unique name. Moreover its a very short name to spell. For me short and sweet is the best." Jan. 29, 2011:
"I just recently found out my Great Grandmother's first name was Enna.She was born approximately 1864. I never heard anyone pronounce her name as her nickname was Dollie." Dec. 8, 2010:
"My name is Ena. I'm 8 years old. I like my name because i was named after a road in Hawaii and I was born in Hawaii. I hate it when people pronounce it wrong - like Edna, Anna, Eeena, aina,... Correct way to pronounce my name is eh-na. I'm the only kid at school with this name. I LOVE IT!" Dec. 5, 2010:
"Ime moje kcerke koja se rodila 01.03.2010. je ENA. Ovo ime je u zadnje vrijeme cesto za djevojcice u Bosni i Hercegovini. Meni se svidjelo jer je kratko i nema izvedenica i skracenica." Nov. 12, 2010:
"My name is Ena, born 1954. Only one in the family with my name." Nov. 8, 2010:
"My name is Ena and for 40 years I have asked my mom why she chose to name me after my grandmother with such a name. I hated it for so long but now that I am older I am happy with it. I came from Newfoundland where the name was alomst mine and mine alone after my gram passed away.So to know there are so many Ena's out there is awesome!!!" Aug. 12, 2010:
"me too, frequent mispronounciations.. but i don't care anymore. as nerdy as the name is I was named after my lovely grandmother. btw it's been pronounced as En-ah from spanish speakers and Ee-nah by everyone else. I just go by EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEna!" Jun. 29, 2010:
"Hi all, my name is is spelt Enna and pronunced Ee - na. I love it and always have! It's unusual and is a great ice breaker when I first meet people. When I was at school, my English teacher pronounced it as 'Eh na' as grammatically that's how it would be. Since then I often correct people several times until they get it!I'm of Indian origin, born in East Africa and grew up in the UK. Interesting to find out some possiibilities as to where the name came from as my aunt chose it.It's great to hear there are other Ennas out there - but not too many - I like being different!" Jun. 13, 2010:
"my name is ena(ee-na). teachers always pronounce my name wrong but i like my name coz i dont know anyone else with the same name. ena is such an unusual name and its a cool name to have!" Mar. 29, 2010:
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! dude, my name is Ena, as you have guess, and man, i love my name. and i also love reading these comments made.(: i don't know how anyone could hate the name Ena like faaaareal! hahah, well forget all the people that miss pronounce it. WE ROCK!(:" Jan. 7, 2010:
"woah!! my name is ena and i thought i was the only person.. didnt realise there were so many enas in the world.. i hate it though. people think im weird and its mean. people try telling me its a nice name but i know its not. so to all the enas I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL" Dec. 30, 2009:
"I'm another Ena.
When I was going through Elementary School people ofter called me "Anna". Even though, its pronounced En-ah. I'm the only Ena around my neck of the woods, so there's a plus.
GO ENAS!" Nov. 5, 2009:
"Hi, my name is Ena - pronounced, Eeeena. I came to this site to find the meaning of the name. I have had people ask me what does my name mean. I don't know what it means and someone suggested I find out what it means. They obviously like my name.
I was named after my auntie. I was born in the Caribbean in the late 1950s. I don't like the name although other people think it's "nice." and "unusual."
I have had my name mispronounced on numerous occasions. Edna, Eh-na, Ina - Nena, you name it. I would simple say, it's Eeena. I have met only one other person with the same pronouciation of Ena as mine but she spells her name Ina. I have also had other people tell me they know someone with the same name as mine. Not many people around here (that I have met) with the name Ena." Oct. 20, 2009:
"Enna is my mother's name and I think it's beautiful." Oct. 4, 2009:
"hi my name is also Ena. I was born in 1992. All my teachers say my name wrong when i see them look at attendence wierdly it's like great how badly will they mess up my name this time. i'm very proud to be named Ena though. i was named after my grandmother. I've always been picked on for my name, all through middle school i was called Edna it still continues and i'm now a junior in High school. i just comment back saying atleast my name isn't common and that i love my name and have great respect for my name because i was named after someone who i loved so much!"