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What does Dina mean?

Dina Pronunciation of Dina [di-na] as a name for girls is a Hebrew, Old English and Old German name, and the meaning of Dina is "decoration; valley; justified; spear ruler". Dina is a variant form of Adena (Hebrew). Dina is also a variant of Dena (Old English): version of Deana and Dina. Dina is also used as a form of Dinah (Hebrew) and Geraldine (Old German).

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), ruler (queen).


Dina has 9 variants: Deana, Deanna, Deena, Denah, Denia, Denna, Denni, Dyna and Dynah.

7 more related forms via Adena, Dena, Dinah, Geraldine: Adina, Adinah, Deane, Dene, Denica, Dinora and Dinorah.

Creative forms:
(female) Dida, Didna, ..

(male) Didar, Dinai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dina Shoshana (D.S.), ..

How popular is Dina?

Dina is a very popular first name for females (#583 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#25374 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dina reached its apex position of #282 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1459 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Dina (#1459 from current records) rated in the Top 2000 are Adina (#1602 from current records), Deana, Deane, Deanna (#1198), Deena, Dena, Denna, Dinah and Geraldine (#1653). Other variants, like Dynah, are seldom used. These relations of Dina reached the top of their popularity in the 1930s (adoption of 0.5%) and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Geraldine becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dina, Adina, Deana, Deane, Deanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deena, Dena, Denna, Dinah, Geraldine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dina and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dina is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dagna, Dahna, Dahnya, Daina, Dana, Danae, Danay, Danee, Danie, Danny, Dawna, Dayna, Deeana, Deenya, Denny, Deonna, Digna, Dinya, Diona, Donia, Donya, Duayna, Duna and Dwana. Other recommended names are Aina, Bina, Dama, Dane, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dila, Dion, Dione, Dita, Diza, Drina, Fina, Gina, Jina, Kina, Lina, Mina, Nina, Rina, Sina, Tina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dina.

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