[ 3 syll. se-re-na, ser-ena ] The baby girl name Serena is pronounced Sah-RIYN-ah (English) †. Serena is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in English, German, and Italian. It is derived from the word serenus which is of the meaning 'serene, clear, bright'. Serena is the feminine form of the German Serenus.
Serena is a widely used name; it has 36 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Cerena, Cerina, Reena, Rina, Sareena, Sareenah, Sarena, Sarina, Saryna, Serana, Sereana, Sereen, Sereina, Seren, Serene (used in French too), Serenea, Serenia, Serenitee, Serenitie, Serenity, Serepta, Serreana, Serrena, Serrenna, Seryna, Sirena, and Zerena. Other English forms include the spelling variants Sereena, Serenah, Serenna, Serina, Serinah, and Serinna. Forms used in foreign languages include the Italian Seraina and the Latin Xerena. The familiar form Serenella (Italian) is another foreign variant.
Serena is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1960s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2000, 0.075% of baby girls were named Serena. It was #209 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2012, it ranked at #443 with a usage of 0.036%. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Serena, Serenity was the most regularly used. It was 6 times more popular than Serena in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Serena include Sarama, Saramah, Saranna, Sarrama, Saryna, Seraina, Serana, Serina, Serinna, Serreana, Sharena, Sharina, Sharonna, Sherina, Sherona, Sherrina, Soreana, Sorina, Sorinna, and Sorinya.
† Pronunciation for Serena: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Serena:
Animated Character Sailor Moon (Serena), born 1992.
Tennis Player Serena Williams, born 26 September 1981, Saginaw, Michigan.