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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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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Rinna, Rinnah, Rinah, Rina, Reena

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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.