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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.

Famous bearers are Serena Williams, Serena Ryder, Serena Ortolani, Serena Scott Thomas, Serena Deeb, Serena Rossi.

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player.

She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles.

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