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What does Elmina mean?

Elmina Pronunciation of Elmina [elmi-na] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Elmina is "determined protector". Diminutive of Wilhelmina.

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Elmina has 5 variants: Almeena, Almena, Almina, Elmeena and Elmena.

7 more different relations via Wilhelmina: Ellma, Elma, Felmine, Helmina, Mina, Willmina and Wilmina.

Creative forms:
(female) Elmila, Elmine, ..

(male) Elmien, Elmion, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elmina Londyn (E.L.), ..

How popular is Elmina?

Elmina is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Elmina is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Elmina was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #1068 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Elmina rated in the Top 2000 are Almina, Elma, Mina (#761 last year) and Wilhelmina (#1619). These forms of Elmina reached the top of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.14%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.02%, 84%), with forms such as Wilhelmina becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elmina, Almina, Elma, Mina, Wilhelmina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alaina, Albina, Alcina, Aldina, Allina, Almida, Almira, Almita, Alsina, Alumina, Alvina, Alzina, Amina, Armina, Domina, Edina, Edwina, Egina, Elain, Elaine, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna, Eleena, Eleisa, Elena, Elida, Elika, Elin, Elina, Elinda, Eline, Elisa, Elita, Eliza, Ellena, Ellia, Elliana, Ellin, Ellina, Ellita, Elliza, Ellona, Elmera, Elmira, Elmyra, Elna, Eloisa, Elona, Elonna, Elpida, Elrica, Elvena, Elvia, Elviana, Elvina, Elvinia, Elvira, Elyana, Emila, Emina, Eminta, Erina, Ermine, Ervina, Erwina, Gemina, Jamina, Lumina, Olina, Romina and Yemina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elmina.

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