Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Serenity

Serenity is an English vocabulary word defining a state of calmness, tranquility and peacefulness. The word ultimately comes from the Latin “serenus” meaning “clear, calm” (mainly used to describe weather). In the mid-15th century, “serenity” was often used as a title of honor applied to Roman Emperors and Roman Catholic Popes. Eventually the word evolved more broadly to embody its figurative meaning “without worry; a state of gladness”. As a female personal name, Serenity is more or less a 21st century invention. Sort of a modern-day version of old-fashioned virtue names (Grace, Faith, Hope). Serenity, Trinity and Destiny are names American parents have coined for their baby girls. They are used rarely on babies born outside the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Serenity

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME SERENITY

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME SERENITY

Serenity is new to the American popularity charts, first debuting in 1997. Since that time, Serenity has jumped almost 900 spots on the Top 1000 list of most favored baby girl names to secure a place on the Top 100 list in 2009. This represents an almost unprecedented growth in popularity (challenged only, perhaps, by Nevaeh). Serenity’s energetic climb to the heights of the charts makes it a trendy choice, but the name has its charms nonetheless. It’s wistful, lyrical and, well, peaceful. We also think its numerology number (7) is apropos given the quiet mysticism characteristic of the 7 personality.

Quick Facts

ON SERENITY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

53

PRONUNCIATION:

sә-REN-ә-tee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Peaceful disposition, calmness

Characteristics

OF SERENITY

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Serenity

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME SERENITY

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Serenity

Popular Songs

ON SERENITY

Serenity
a jazz tune by John Coltrane

Garden of Serenity
a song by The Ramones

Famous People

NAMED SERENITY

We cannot find any celebrities of significantly famous people with the first name Serenity.

Children of Famous People

NAMED SERENITY

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Serenity

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME SERENITY

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Serenity