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What does Linah mean?

Linah Pronunciation of Linah [linah] as a name for girls is of Norman and Greek derivation, and the name Linah means "sun ray". Linah is a version of Aileen (Norman): Scottish version of Eileen. Linah is also a variant of Alina (Greek): Slavic version of Helen.

Associated with: greek, sun.


Linah has 14 variants: Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leannah, Leena, Leenah, Lena, Lenah, Liana, Lianna, Liannah, Lina, Lyna and Lynah.

3 more related forms via Aileen, Alina: Aila, Alenah and Alynah.

Creative forms:
(female) Lainah, Lonah, ..

(male) Liano, Liman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Linah Irene (L.I.), ..

How popular is Linah?

Linah is an uncommon given name for women. Linah is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Linah (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alina (#172 from recent data), Lena (#272), Aileen (#515), Liana (#527), Leanna (#763), Lina (#857), Lianna (#1212), Leena (#1259), Aila (#1555), Leannah and Leana. Adoption of these relations of Linah reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (average #1371) and is somewhat lower today (#1012, down 28%), with the form Lena becoming somewhat dated. Lena is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Alina is currently higher in the list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aila, Aileen, Alina, Leana, Leanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leannah, Leena, Lena, Liana, Lianna, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linah is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lainey, Lana, Lanae, Lanah, Lani, Lanna, Lannah, Lanny, Leina, Lenai, Leona, Liahna, Linea, Linnaea, Linnea, Lona, Lonee, Loni, Lonie, Lonni, Luannah, Luna, Lynae and Lynnae. Other suggested similar names are Adinah, Agnah, Aidah, Ainah, Aminah, Annah, Binah, Danah, Denah, Dinah, Ednah, Eilah, Ganah, Hanah, Inah, Kiah, Kibah, Kionah, Leilah, Lelah, Lia, Liba, Lida, Lidah, Lilac, Lilach, Lilah, Lilas, Lin, Lind, Linda, Lindi, Lindy, Linet, Linn, Linsay, Linzi, Lira, Lisa, Lita, Liva, Lorah, Lydah, Miah, Micah, Monah, Niah, Rinah, Rivah and Tinah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linah.

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