Origin and Meaning of the Name Irene
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In Greek mythology, Eirene or Irene was the goddess who personified peace. Although she did not play an active part in many myths, Eirene was still a source of inspiration for several ancient artists, writers, and poets. Child of Zeus and Themis, the goddess Eirene was known by the name of Pax in Roman mythology.
Irene Lentz was a costume and fashion designer.
The name is very popular in Spain, where it was the 6th most popular name in 2006.
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