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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ree-na Meaning of Rena: "joyous melody" Origin of Rena: Hebrew

The name Rena is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek, Russian origin meaning "joyous melody". Rena and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Rena is a Hebrew name all on its own but may also be an abbreviation of Irene or an name that ends in rena or rene or reen. Also spelled RINA.

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Famous People Named Rena

Rena Sherel Sofer, American actress
Rena Marlette Lesnar aka Sable, American pro wrestler
Irene "Rena" Vlahopoulou, Greek actress
Rena DeAngelo, American set decorator
Rena Takeshita, Japanese model and actress
Rena Takeda, Japanese actress
Rena Matsui, Japanese pop singer of groups SKE48 and Nogizaka46
Rena Takase aka Leon, Japanese pro wrestler
Rena Wang, American badminton player
Rena Ogawa, Japanese pop singer and member of Kobushi Factory
Rena Haley, daughter of American politician Nikki Haley
Rena Lovelis, lead singer of band Hey Violet

Pop Culture References for the name Rena

Rena Ryugu, character in visual novel "Higurashi: When They Cry"
Rena, character in video game Elsword
"Rena," song by Blue Rodeo
Rena Rouge, alter-ego of Alya Cesaire from the French cartoon "Miraculous Ladybug"

Rinna, Rinnah, Rinah, Rina, Reena


Rena Dishman Says:


Always wondered where mom came up with Rena and what it means. No one else in the family has a name like this and I think our family is Cherokee, German and Irish. So what does it mean in Hebrew, and does it have meaning from any of these? (German, irish, or Cherokee).

Fluffykitten101 Says:


What about...

Catrena, Katrena, Karena, Carena, Marena, Serena, Irena, Eirena, Arina/Arena, Verena, Darena/Darina or Zarina? Names with a bit of a stretch for Rena are Rowena, Regina and Sabrina.


Lola Says:


My grandmother's name was Rena. I would love to name a daughter after her, without using Rena directly! Any suggestions?

Cheyenne Thornton Says:


This is my middle name, however, it's pronounced like Renée. Lots of mispronunciations growing up.