Irina is Not a Russian name. Russian imperialists: your country uses the name a lot but it is not Russian and never will be. It's an international name of Greek origin that means peace - 'Irini'
My name is Irina, it’s a Russian name. I’m adopted from Russia live in the USA, and I’ve never met anyone else here named Irina. I get so many compliments every time I go out somewhere about my name. Maybe about once a day at least.
The nickname is Ira, I like this name but I find it a little rough and it's overused I know literally 21 Irinas. If you will go to Russia you will minimum go past 100 Irinas everyday. How do I know that? It's VERY overused and popular in Russia but no offense I still like the name.
Irina is also Polish, used alongside Irena and Irenka in Poland. The name day for Irina in Poland is May 18.Sources: (I think)
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Irina Clockworker is an antagonist in the series "Evillious Chronicles".
Irina Yussopov is the wife of the young Duke Felix Yussopov, the killer of Grigori Rasputin.
Lovely name. It sounds like the name of a Russian princess to me.
Irina was the name of Russian royal advisor and mystic Grigori Rasputin.
Irina Spalko was the main antagonist of the Indiana Jones movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,
Irina Chernenko is arguably the human name of the personification of Ukraine from the anime and manga Hetalia.
I've only known Hispanic girls with this name.
Irina Viktorovna Osipova is a Russian basketball player. Since 2002 she was part of the Russia women's national basketball team at most major international competitions. She won Olympic bronze medals in 2004 and 2008, placing fourth in 2012, and collected three gold and five silver medals at the world and European championships. She currently plays for Dynamo Kursk from Russian Women's Basketball Premier League. She is married and has a daughter Alyona.
Irina Krush is an American chess International Grandmaster who has won the U.S. Women's Chess Championship seven times. Krush was born in Odessa, USSR. She learned to play chess at age five, emigrating with her parents to Brooklyn that same year. Krush attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn.
Irina Jelavic is a fictional character from Assassination Classroom and briefly in Shokugeki no Soma. Being a female assassin whose primary weapon is her sex appeal, she does not mind being seen naked by anyone.
Irina Toneva is a Russian singer, one of three vocalists of girl group Fabrika (Factory in English). In 2002 she took part in first Star Factory project where Fabrika was formed and finished second.
Irina Ionesco is a French photographer born in Paris, France. She was the daughter of Romanian immigrants. She spent her childhood years in Constanţa, Romania before she moved to Paris. She traveled and painted for several years before discovering photography. Her work is described as erotic.
Irina Bogushevskaya is a Russian singer, poet, and composer of theater jazz and cabaret rock. Her largest event was a one-woman concert at the Kremlin Palace in 2005, which drew 6, 000 people.
Irina Voronina is a Russian model and Playboy Playmate of the Year for January 2001.
Irina Igorevna Nusinova, better known by her stage name Irson Kudikova, is a Russian pop singer, model, saxophonist, music producer, and actress. She was a contestant in the Russian television music competition, "Alla Pugacheva's Star Factory-5".
Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, known popularly as Irina Shayk and sometimes credited as Irina Sheik, is a Russian model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue between 2007 and 2015.
I prefer to say it as 'I ree nuh'Not keen on eh ree nuh. Sounds like arena (word).
In Russia it's quite common and always pronounced with the initial /i/, not /ai/.
Irina Shayk is a Russian fashion model.
Irina was the oldest daughter of the first Romanov Tsar Michael I and his wife Eudoxia.
I really like the name Irina. It's definitely better than Irene. It's sort of magical-sounding and also really firm and strong, but not masculine-sounding.
I know a girl called Irina but she pronounces it I-rin-na, with the first I like the I in 'pit'. I like this pronunciation too, but at first I thought her name Erina or Erinna.
I really love the name Irina because it sounds fantastical, delicate yet strong, and exotic but not too strange. It makes me picture a beautiful woman with long dark hair and dark eyes.
Irina is a quite common feminine name in Russia and a very beautiful name that means peace.
Irina is a vampire in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. She is a member of the Cullens' "extended family" and a "vegetarian". She plays a large role in the ending of Breaking Dawn, the final book of the series.
Irina Lazareanu is a Romanian-born model, known for her quirky, vintage-inspired style, and her friendship with supermodel Kate Moss.
I prefer this name to Irene, because Irene is an old lady's name.
Irina is the name of Lena Olin's character on the TV show "Alias". The meaning of the character's name was part of an integral plot in the show.
A famous bearer is Romanian-Canadian model Irina Lazareanu.
Irina Kazakova is a famous Russian contortionist.
A famous person with this name is Russian figure skater Irina Slutskaya. Her website is
I think that Irina is a rare name with poise and beautiy in it. I am not named Irina, but I do know someone with it as their name.
This is the name of a flower.
Irina derives from the Greek word for peace "irini". It is actually Greek, but is very popular all over Eastern Europe and Russia. In Greece it's Irini.
My parents gave me the name Irina because they had a book named Irina. I live in Holland and the name Irina is not very usual in this country. I don't like the name because I wish I had a name you hear all the time. But my second name is Lisette and that's a nice name so I can always change my name. ;-))

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