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Meaning and name origin

Lina \l(i)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced LEE-nah. It is of Arabic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Lina is "palm tree". Diminutive of names that end with -line, such as Caroline. Also variant of Lena. Used as an independent name from the 1850s.


Lina has 4 variant forms: Leena, Leina, Lena and Lyna.

For more information, see also related girl names Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Carmel, Eileen, Eleanor, Eliana, Helen, Karolina and Madeline.


Lina is a very popular first name for females (#841 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30080 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lina for girls. Lina reached its highest rank of #298 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lina name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Caroline (#58), Eleanor (#78), Madeline (#89), Eliana (#117), Alina (#192), Adeline (#219), Lena (#279), Helen (#404), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Arlene and Carmel. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Carmel, Caroline, Eileen, Eleanor, Eliana, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina, Madeline in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aileen, Alina, Caroline, Eileen, Eleanor outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lina is also pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leana, Leiana, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, Leyna, Liahna, Liana, Lianna, Linah, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Lona, Loni, Lonna, Luana, Luna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynea and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Aina, Bina, Dina, Fina, Gina, Jina, Kina, Laine, Lane, Lene, Lia, Liane, Liann, Liba, Lida, Lila, Lin, Lind, Linda, Linn, Lira, Lisa, Lita, Liva, Liya, Liza, Lyn, Lynn, Mina, Nina, Rina, Sina, Tina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lina.