Serena Name Meaning & Origin

Serena

Pronunciation: seh-REEN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Serena:

Derived from serene (calm, peaceful, tranquil), which is from the Latin serenus (clear, calm, ex-alted).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sarina, Serina

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Serena Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Serena? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Serena

Comments and insights on the name Serena
Personal experiences with the name Serena
Nicknames for Serena

S, Sera, Rena, Reena, Sneera, $neera, Serswizzle Sticks, S Dog, Swizzpizz,Riri

Meanings and history of the name Serena

Feminine form of the Latin word "serenus," meaning "calm, serene." This is the name borne by an early Christian saint.

Famous real-life people named Serena

Serena Altschul, American journalist
Serena Williams, American professional tennis player

Serena in song, story & screen

Serena Van Der Woodsen, character in the Gossip Girl Books and TV series,

Serena,Samantha's cousin on the Old popular hit TV sitcom "Bewitched"

In the popular Americanized anime Sailor Moon, Serena is the main and title character. She is often the cry-baby of the bunch, but can be relied on to save the day.

Serena Southerlyn, Assistant District Attorney on "Law & Order"

Serena from TV series Pokemon XY

Serena the Mermaid from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Serena Pemberton, main character in the 2008 novel "Serena" and 2014 film of the same name.

Oh Serena, song by The Distillers

Serena, character in E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan" and 2001 animated film of the same name.

Serena Butler, character in the "Legend of Dune" book series.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
63
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

76
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

62
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

63
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

60
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

60
No Way
Definitely

Young?

63
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?