Russian from Greek

Irina Origin and Meaning

The name Irina is a girl's name of Greek, Russian origin meaning "peace".

Irina is a Russian ballet-inflected classic, one of the Three Sisters in the Chekhov play. While some Americans will pronounce this like Irene with three syllables, the pronunciation used throughout Europe, where it's widely used, starts with a short i as in it or if and a strong emphasis on the second syllable.

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Famous People Named Irina

  • Irina VinerUsmanova, Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach
  • Irina FalconiAmerican pro tennis player
  • Irina IonescoFrench,Romanian photographer
  • Irina LazareanuCanadian model
  • Irina Alexandrovna of RussiaRussian princess
  • Irina ShaykRussian model
  • Irina SpîrleaRomanian tennis player
  • IrinaCamelia Begu, Romanian tennis player
  • Irina Lissmodel
  • Irina Kravchenkomodel
  • Irina SlutskayaRussian figure skater
  • Irina RodninaRussian ice dancer
  • Irina DvorovenkoUkranian ballerina
  • Irina DeriuginaRussian,Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast

Irina in Pop Culture

  • Irina Derevkocharacter on TV's "Alias"
  • Irinacharacter in the Twilight series
  • Irinacharacter on Law and Order: SVU
  • Irina Clockworkera sorceress in the Evillious Chronicles
  • Irina Jelaviccharacter in the manga/anime "Assassination Classroom"