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Gender Feminine
Scripts შორენა(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. SHOR-EN-AH(Georgian)  [key]

Meaning & History

Variant of Borena. It came about due to people confusing or misreading the letters bani (b) and shini (sh) of the medieval Georgian scripts Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri, which are very similar to each other. In other words: this name is basically a corruption of Borena.

Due to close similarity with the Georgian words შორს (shors) meaning "far away, far" and შორეული (shoreuli) meaning "far", people often mistakenly believe that Shorena is derived from these words (or otherwise related to them) and means something along the lines of "distant, remote" (as in, hard to reach).

Lastly, it should be noted that there are sources that claim that the name is derived from Parthian sura meaning "strong, powerful".

In Georgian literature, Shorena is the name of a character from the historical novel The Right Hand of the Grand Master (1939) written by Konstantine Gamsakhurdia (1893-1975).
Added 5/19/2011 by jakE486
Edited 7/18/2021 by Lucille