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

The name Irina is a girl's name of Greek, Russian origin meaning "peace". Irina and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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 Viner-Usmanova, Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach
Irina Falconi, American pro tennis player
Irina Ionesco, French-Romanian photographer
Irina Lazareanu, Canadian model
Irina Alexandrovna of Russia, Russian princess
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
Irina Dvorovenko, Ukranian ballerina
Irina Deriugina, Russian-Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast

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
Irina Clockworker, a sorceress in the Evillious Chronicles
Irina Jelavic, character in the manga/anime "Assassination Classroom"


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