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.
(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)
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 #857. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is a study of the popularity of Lina and corresponding 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.