[ 2 syll. re-na, ren-a ] The baby girl name Rena is pronounced RIY-Naa- †. Rena has its origins in the Old Greek, Latin, Hebrew, African-Hausa, and Germanic languages. It is used largely in English, Greek, Italian, Hausa, Japanese, and German. From African-Hausa roots, its meaning is 'despised, disregarded, refused' - in this context, Rena can be used in the English, Greek, Hausa, and Japanese languages.
In addition, Rena is a variant of Andrea in the English language.
Rena is also a diminutive of Irene (English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Spanish) in the English and Greek languages.
Rena is also a shortening of Marina in the English and Italian languages.
Rena is also a variant of Rebecca (English, French, and Italian) in the English language.
Rena is also a shortening of Renate (Dutch, German, Italian, and Spanish) in the English, German, and Japanese languages and a variant of Renée (English and French) in the English, German, and Japanese languages.
Rena is also a spelling variant of Rina in the English and Greek languages.
Rena is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.085% of baby girls were named Rena. It had a ranking of #192 then. The baby name has substantially dropped in popularity since then, and is of only very light use today. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Rena, Andrea was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Rena: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Rena is Wrestler Sable, born Rena Greek 8 August 1967, Jacksonville, Florida.