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 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)
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)
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.