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What does Alina mean?

Alina Pronunciation of Alina [ali-na] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alina is "sun ray". Slavic variant of Helen. Also variant of Aline, nickname of Adelina, or may derive from Arabic for "noble, illustrious". In Scotland, the name has been used as a feminine form of Alistair.

Associated with: greek, sun (star), arabic, noble, scotland.


Alina has 25 variants: Aleen, Aleena, Alena, Alenah, Alene, Aliena, Aline, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alline, Allyna, Allynah, Allyne, Alyna, Alynah, Alyne, Leena, Leenah, Lena, Lenah, Lina, Linah, Lyna and Lynah.

Related girl name: Alinda.

Alina has 35 more related forms via Adelina, Aline, Helen: Adalena, Adalina, Adelyna, Ailene, Aillin, Ailyn, Alyona, Eilin, Elaina, Elaine, Elana, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Eline, Elinor, Ella, Ellin, Elyn, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Helia, Ileana, Ilene, Ili, Iliane, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lana, Leana and Yelena.

Creative forms:
(female) Aliaya, Aloena, ..

(male) Alinan, Alini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alina Meera (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alina?

Alina is a very prominent first name for women (#1267 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alina for girls. Alina entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #172 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of Alina and corresponding names. Lena (#272 from current records), Helen (#419), Aleena (#459), Adelina (#545), Alena (#596), Lina (#857), Leena (#1259), Alyna (#1716), Allyne, Alyne, Allena, Alene, Aleen, Aline, Alleen, Allene and Alline are the popular variation forms of Alina (#172 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Alina was widespread during 1900-1909 (median #1181) and has become significantly diminished since (#1349, down 94%), with forms like Aline falling out of fashion. Alina, Adelina, Aleena and Alena are four of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alina, Adelina, Aleen, Aleena, Alena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alene, Aline, Alleen, Allena, Allene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alline, Allyne, Alyna, Alyne, Helen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leena, Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alina is pronounced similarly to Alani, Alannah, Alawna, Alaynna, Aleynah, Aliana, Allona, Alonna, Alyona, Elaina, Elana, Elanah, Eleana, Eleni, Eliana, Elianna, Elina, Elona, Ilena, Ilianna, Ilonna, Olena, Olinia, Ulani and Yelena. Other recommended names are Abina, Adina, Aina, Alaine, Alane, Albina, Alcina, Aldina, Aleine, Alia, Alica, Alida, Alika, Alima, Alinda, Alisa, Alita, Aliya, Aliza, Allma, Alma, Almina, Aloma, Alsina, Aluma, Alvina, Alzina, Amina, Anina, Arina, Arlina, Auina and Aylin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alina.

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