Usage Spanish (Canarian)
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Meaning & History
Canarian Spanish name of recent origin, in use since at least the 1970s. It is based on the Guanche word yruene meaning "demon, evil spirit" - which was first recorded incorrectly as yurena by the French naturalist and military officer Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent in his Essai sur les Îles Fortunées (1803). A known bearer of this name is Canarian-born Spanish beauty queen Patricia Yurena Rodríguez (1990-).