What does Dina mean?
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).
(female) Dida, Didna, ..
(male) Dinadi, 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.