Gender: Female Pronunciation: ih-REEN-a Meaning of Irina: "peace" Origin of Irina: 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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Irinakramer Says:


My name is irina, and I’m russian . I personally love my name . When I was younger I hated it but now I’ve grown to love it . It’s unique and idk how many times I get a day where people say they love my name . Irina is a russian name. It’s more common over there .

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Joyx26 Says:


I love the name Irene but I thought people would think it was too old fashioned, but I love this, a modern twist!

NameLover 11 Says:


I love it!! Right now I have the combo Esme Irina, which together means beloved peace.

Jinxgirl Says:


It's a very pretty and unusual name with a lovely meaning.

headintheclouds Says:


Very pretty name, with a light, crisp, sharp and elegant ballerina feel to me. My doubts about using Irina for an actual baby would be that it maybe hasn't crossed into the universal naming stage yet (like how Kevin isn't only just for people with Irish background anymore), and might be weird on a girl with non-Russian heritage?

Guest Says:


So pretty and light! :D