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What does Dinah mean?

Dinah Pronunciation of Dinah as a girls' name is pronounced DYE-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Dinah is "justified". May also be considered a short form of names like Claudina. Biblical: Jacob's only daughter. Actresses Dina Merrill, Dinah Shore. Also form of Adena.




VARIANTS Dena, Dina, Dinora, Dinorah, Dyna, Dynah

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA DINA Deana, Deena, Denah, Denia, Denna, Denni

(female) Diny, ..

(male) Dine, ..

Dinah Kai (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dinah?

Dinah is a very popular first name for females (#1145 out of 4276, Top 27%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Dinah reached its top position of #534 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Dinah are Deana, Deena, Dena, Denna and Dina (#1398 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). Other variants, like Denah, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Dinah reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #782) and is now significantly diminished, with versions such as Dina becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dinah, Deana, Deena, Dena, Denna, Dina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dinah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dinah is pronounced similarly to Daena, Dagna, Danae, Danay, Danaye, Danea, Danie, Dany, Danya, Denae, Denay, Deney, Denny, Dhana, Diahna, Diana, Dianna, Digna, Dinya, Diona, Donia, Duana, Duena, Dwana and Dyana. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adinah, Agnah, Aidah, Ainah, Aminah, Annah, Binah, Daijah, Dajah, Darah, Dayah, Dejah, Dian, Dila, Dimonah, Dita, Ditzah, Diza, Dorah, Drina, Ednah, Eilah, Gilah, Hanah, Inah, Janah, Kiah, Kionah, Kivah, Lanah, Lenah, Lidah, Lilah, Linah, Lynah, Miah, Micah, Mirah, Monah, Niah, Nonah, Oonah, Rainah, Rinah, Rivah, Simah, Tinah, Unah, Yonah and Zivah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dinah.