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What does Lina mean?

Lina Pronunciation of Lina [lina] 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.

Associated with: arabic, tree.


Lina has 4 variants: Leena, Leina, Lena and Lyna.

Affiliated girl names: Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Arlene, Carmel, Eileen, Eleanor, Eliana, Helen, Karolina and Madeline.

2 more alternative forms via Caroline, Lena: Ina and Leyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Lidna, Lini, ..

(male) Lice, Lilaw, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lina Kiyah (L.K.), ..

How popular is Lina?

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. Demographics)

Lina reached its peak rank of #298 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #857. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Adeline (#135 via latest list), Aileen (#515), Alina (#172), Arlene (#1376), Carmel, Caroline (#62), Eileen (#694), Eleanor (#60), Eliana (#103), Helen (#419), Ina, Karolina (#1712), Leena (#1259), Lena (#272), Leyna and Madeline (#90) are the popular alternative forms of Lina (#857 via latest list). These forms of Lina were at the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (median #756) and have become significantly less popular since (#807, 73.9% less usage), with forms such as Arlene becoming less stylish. The more fashionable girl names here are Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Caroline and Eliana.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lina, Adeline, Aileen, Alina, Arlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Caroline, Eileen, Eleanor, Eliana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Ina, Karolina, Leena, Lena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leyna, Madeline in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lina is pronounced similarly to Lainey, Lana, Lanae, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Lanny, Leanah, Leiana, Lenah, Lenai, Lewana, Liahna, Liannah, Linah, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Lona, Loni, Lonie, Luana, Luna and Lynnea. Other suggested similar 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.

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