Of Latin origin.
From the Latin word “serenus”, meaning “serene”, “clear”, “peaceful”.
It is a name used in Edmund Spencer’s epic poem “The Faerie Queene”, published in 1590 and Henry James’ novel “The Portrait of a Lady”.
The name’s popularity was boosted by tennis superstar Serena Williams.
Other forms of the name are Serrena, Serina, Serene, Seryna, Serenia, Serenity.
Serena is ranked #42 in Italy and entered the top-500 of baby names in 2016.
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player.
She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
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