"tranquil, serene"

Serena Origin and Meaning

The name Serena is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "tranquil, serene".

Serena, a name used since Roman times, was given fresh life by tennis star Williams, and then again with the leading character on Gossip Girl, Serena van der Woodsen. There have also been Serenas on soap operas and other shows from Bewitched to Law & Order.

And pre-TV, there was the damsel in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen and Serena Merle in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady.

# 375 in the US

Serena Rank in US Top 1000

# 267 on Nameberry

Serena Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Serena Popularity

Famous People Named Serena

  • Serena Jameka WilliamsAmerican pro tennis player
  • Serena AltschulAmerican journalist
  • Serena OrtolaniItalian volleyball player
  • Serena DeebAmerican pro wrestler
  • Serena RyderCanadian singer,songwriter

Serena in Pop Culture

  • Serena Celia van der Woodsencharacter in the "Gossip Girl" series
  • Serena Pembertonmain character in Ron Rash's "Serena" and 2013 film
  • Serena Butlercharacter in "Legends of Dune" series
  • Serena Southerlyncharacter on TV's "Law & Order"
  • Serena Baldwincharacter on American soaps "General Hospital" and "Port Charles"
  • Serena "Bunny" Tsukinoaka Sailor Moon, main character in anime "Sailor Moon"
  • Dr. Serena Warrencharacter on TV's "Miami Medical"
  • Serenaa main character in Pokemon X and Y
  • Serena Bishopcharacter on Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Serena Campbellcharacter on British TV series "Holby City"
  • Serena BensonOlivia's mother on TV's "Law & Order: SVU"
  • Serena Joythe Commander's wife in Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • Serenacousin of Samantha on TV's "Bewitched"
  • Serenaswan in E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan"