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What does Dinah mean?

Dinah Pronunciation of Dinah [di-nah] as a girls' name is pronounced DYE-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dinah is "justified". May also be considered a short form of names like Claudina. Biblical: Jacob's only daughter. Actresses Dina Merrill, Dinah Shore.

Associated with: biblical.


Dinah has 6 variants: Dena, Dina, Dinora, Dinorah, Dyna and Dynah.

Related girl name: Adena.

6 more alternative forms via Dina: Deana, Deena, Denah, Denia, Denna and Denni.

Creative forms:
(female) Diny, Donah, ..

(male) Dinan, Dine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dinah Yamileth (D.Y.), ..

How popular is Dinah?

Dinah is a very popular first name for females (#1145 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Dinah reached its top position of #534 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Dinah are Deana, Deena, Dena, Denna and Dina (#1459 from current records). Other variants, like Denah, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Dinah reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (average #782) and is now significantly diminished, with versions such as Dina becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Dinah is pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Danae, Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danie, Dany, Danya, Denae, Denay, Deney, Denny, Dhana, Diahna, Diana, Dianna, Digna, Dinya, Diona, Donia, Duana, Duena, Dwana and Dyana. Other recommended names are Adinah, Agnah, Aidah, Ainah, Aminah, Annah, Binah, Daijah, Dajah, Darah, Dayah, Dejah, Dian, Dila, Dimonah, Dita, Ditzah, Diza, Dorah, Drina, Ednah, Eilah, Gilah, Hanah, Inah, Janah, Kiah, Kionah, Kivah, Lanah, Lenah, Lidah, Lilah, Linah, Lynah, Miah, Micah, Mirah, Monah, Niah, Nonah, Oonah, Rainah, Rinah, Rivah, Simah, Tinah, Unah, Yonah and Zivah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dinah.