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What does Mina mean?

Mina Pronunciation of Mina [mi-na] as a girls' name is pronounced MEE-nah. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Mina is "love". Name endings (-mina and -mena) used as independent names. Min and Meena are Irish Gaelic names meaning "smooth, fine, small". Magazine editor Min Hogg.

Associated with: smooth (gentle), fine (good), small (little).


Mina has 6 variants: Mena, Min, Minette, Minna, Minnette and Minnie.

Affiliated girl names: Adamina, Carmel, Carmen and Wilhelmina.

1 more relation via Min: Minne.

Creative forms:
(female) Miann, Minai, ..

(male) Minai, Mita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mina Callie (M.C.), ..

How popular is Mina?

Mina is a very popular first name for females (#1029 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11844 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mina reached its highest rank of #223 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #761 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Carmel, Carmen (#382 a year ago), Mena, Minna, Minne, Minnette, Minnie and Wilhelmina (#1619) are the prominent related forms of Mina (#761 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Mina reached the top of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 2.9%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.1%, down 97.8%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mina, Carmel, Carmen, Mena, Minna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minne, Minnette, Minnie, Wilhelmina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mina is alike in pronunciation to Manya, Mayana, Minnee, Minny, Miyana, Miyanna, Moana, Moina, Mona, Monah, Monay, Monet, Monna, Mouna, Mounia, Moyna and Muna. Other suggested similar names are Aina, Bina, Dina, Fina, Gina, Jina, Kina, Lina, Mahina, Mdina, Mia, Mica, Mika, Mila, Mim, Mima, Mimi, Mimma, Minda, Minta, Mira, Mirna, Miya, Mone, Nina, Rina, Sina, Tina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mina.

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