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What does Mina mean?

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.

Mina has 1 more relation via Min: Minne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Milna, Mita, ..

(male) Minai, Mita, ..

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)


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

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Mina for girls. Mina reached its highest rank of #223 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #687 presently. (2014 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.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mina and corresponding names. Carmel, Carmen (#383 a year ago), Mena, Minna, Minne, Minnette, Minnie and Wilhelmina (#1876) are the prominent related forms of Mina (#687 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, 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.