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Irene
Gender Female
Origin
Language(s) Ancient Greek
Meaning Peace
Other names
Derived Ancient Greek: εἰρήνη
Related names Arina, Irene, Iryna

Irina is a Slavic feminine given name, meaning peace (from ancient Greek εἰρήνη).

Variant forms include Iryna and Arina.

People named Irina

  • Irina Antonenko, Miss Russia 2010
  • Irina Baskakova, a Soviet track and field sprinter
  • Irina-Camelia Begu, a Romanian tennis player
  • Irina Bespalova, a Russian butterfly swimmer
  • Irina Deleanu, a Romanian former individual rhythmic gymnast
  • Irina Hakamada, a Russian politic
  • Irina Ionesco, a French photographer
  • Irina Iordachescu, a Romanian soprano opera singer
  • Irina Kostyuchenkova, a Ukrainian javelin thrower
  • Irina Krush, an elite chess player
  • Irina Lashko, a Russian-born Australian diver
  • Irina Lazareanu, a Romanian-born Canadian model
  • Irina Livezeanu, a Romanian-born American historian
  • Irina Pantaeva, a Siberian fashion model and actress
  • Irina Podyalovskaya, a Soviet middle distance runner
  • Irina Pudova, a famous Yakut ballerina
  • Irina Press, Soviet 2x Olympic champion (80-m hurdles & pentathlon)
  • Irina Rodnina, a Soviet figure skater
  • Irina Saari, a Finnish pop singer
  • Irina Sharipova, 1st runner-up at Miss Russia 2010. Contestant of Miss World 2010 and representative of Russia
  • Irina Shayk, a model originally from Russia
  • Irina Slutskaya, a Russian world champion figure skater
  • Irina Tebenikhina, a Russian volleyball player
  • Irina Toneva, a Russian pop singer
  • Irina Ufimtseva, a Russian freestyle swimmer

Fictional characters

  • Irina Denali, a member of the Denali coven in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
  • Irina Derevko, KGB and Covenant terrorist, a main character in the Alias series
  • Irina Palm, pseudonym of the main character in 2007 film of the same name
  • Irina Spalko, a fictional Soviet Union KGB agent in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Irina Clayton, a.k.a. Choir, a former member of the Xavier Institute student body and the Street Team X-Men in the Marvel Comics Universe
  • Irina, One of the three sisters in Anton Chekhov's play 'Three Sisters'
  • Irina Kerchenkov, a Russian model in Sarra Manning's Fashionistas book series

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