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Gender: F Pronunciation: ih-REEN-a Meaning of Irina: "peace" Origin of Irina: Russian from Greek

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.

Famous People Named Irina

Irina Falconi, American pro tennis player
Irina Ionesco, French-Romanian photographer
Irina Lazareanu, Canadian model
Irina Shayk, Russian model
Irina Spîrlea, Romanian tennis player
Irina-Camelia Begu, Romanian tennis player
Irina Liss, model
Irina Kravchenko, model
Irina Slutskaya, Russian figure skater
Irina Rodnina, Russian ice dancer

Pop Culture References for the name Irina

Irina Derevko, character on TV's "Alias"
Irina, character in the Twilight series
Irina, character on Law and Order: SVU