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What does Lina mean?

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.

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

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

(male) Linala, Linapo, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Lina for girls. Lina reached its peak rank of #298 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #767. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 via latest list), Aileen (#562), Alina (#192), Arlene (#1482), Carmel, Caroline (#58), Eileen (#711), Eleanor (#78), Eliana (#117), Helen (#404), Ina, Karolina (#1593), Leena (#1241), Lena (#279), Leyna and Madeline (#89) are the popular alternative forms of Lina (#767 via latest list). These forms of Lina were at the peak of their popularity 94 years ago (median #756) and have become significantly less popular since (#811, 76.1% 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.