Irene (given name)

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Irene
Eirene Ploutos Glyptothek Munich 219 n4.jpg
Eirene was the Greek goddess of peace.
Pronunciation/ˈrn/ eye-REEN; /ˈrni/ eye-REEN-ee
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningpeace
Other names
Related namesArina, Eirene, Iren, Irena, Irina, Rina

Irene (Greek: Ειρήνη- Eirēnē), sometimes written Irini, is derived from εἰρήνη, the Greek word for "peace".[1] Eirene was the Greek goddess of peace.[2] Irene was also the name of an 8th-century Byzantine empress (Irene of Athens), as well as the name of several saints (see Saint Irene).

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  1. ^ Gauche, Isebell (3 February 2012). The A to Z of Names (Revised and Expanded Edition): Discover the promise your name holds!. Struik Christian Media. ISBN 978-1-4153-1626-9.
  2. ^ Daly, Kathleen N.; Rengel, Marian (2009). Greek and Roman Mythology, A to Z. Infobase Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 978-1-4381-2800-9.