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FOR REAL: Irene was the Greek goddess of peace. Her name itself is derived from the Greek word for "peace." Often baby name book authors have seen the -ene ending and listed it as Irish (as the -een ending in Irish is a diminutive, as in Kathleen and Maureen). This, however, is totally inaccurate.

diminutives: Reenie

related names: Irina