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What does Lina mean?

Lina \l(i)-na\ as a girls' 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 variants: 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 has 10 more alternative forms via Caroline, Lena: Cari, Carla, Carlina, Caro, Cary, Ina, Karla, Karlina, Leyna and Roline.


Lina is a very prominent first name for women (#841 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#46839 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lina for girls. Lina reached its peak rank of #298 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #767. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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 Lina and corresponding names. Adeline (#219 a year ago), Aileen (#562), Alina (#192), Arlene, Cari, Carla (#864), Carmel, Caroline (#58), Cary, Eileen (#711), Eleanor (#78), Eliana (#117), Helen (#404), Ina, Karla (#504), Lena (#279) and Madeline (#89) are the popular alternative forms of Lina (#767 a year ago). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5127%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.4531%, down 11.6%), with forms such as Cari, Carla, Carmel, Helen and Ina becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable girl names here are Adeline (#219), Alina (#192), Eleanor (#78), Eliana (#117) and Lena (#279), with Adeline, Eleanor, Eliana and Lena enjoying a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Cari, Carla, Carmel, Caroline, Cary, Eileen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Eliana, Helen, Ina, Karla, Lena, Lina, Madeline in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Caroline, Eleanor, Lena, Lina, Madeline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lina is pronounced similarly to Laina, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Leana, Leiana, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Lenna, Lenya, Leona, 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.