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GenderFeminine
UsageFinnish
PronouncedPron.AHR-yah
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Meaning & History

Variant of IRJA. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem 'Arja and Selinä' (1916), though belonging to a male character.
VariantsErja, Irja
Other Languages & CulturesEirene, Irene Ancient Greek Irena, Irina Bulgarian Irena, Ena Croatian Irena, Irenka Czech Irene Danish Irene Dutch Irene English Irène French Iria Galician Irina, Irine Georgian Irene German Eirini, Irini Greek Eirene, Irene Greek Mythology Irén Hungarian Eireen Irish Irene Italian Irena Lithuanian Irina Macedonian Irene Norwegian Irena, Irenka Polish Irene, Iria Portuguese Irina Romanian Irina, Arina, Arisha, Ira, Irinushka Russian Irena Serbian Irena Slovene Irene Spanish Irene Swedish Iryna Ukrainian
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute