Girl Baby Name

Lina

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Quick Facts on Lina

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Arabic, Nordic, Slavic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 862
Pronunciation:
LEE-na
Simple meaning:
Tenderness

Characteristics of Lina

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lina

Lina is typically considered a transcription of the Arabic Līna (لينا) which is the name of a type of small, young palm tree (and means “tender, tenderness” in Arabic). Lina (लीना) is also said to come from the Sanskrit meaning “united, absorbed”. Finally, Lina is merely a common short form for any name that ends with the “-lina” suffix (Angelina, Karolina, Melina, Paulina). This short little four-lettered, two-syllable name is actually quite cosmopolitan. Lina is a Top 20 favorite girl’s name in France right now (also high ranking in Belgium and Austria). It’s popular in the Slavic nation of Slovenia, but sees a lot of success in Scandinavian countries as well (the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden).

Popularity of the Name Lina

The pretty and minimalistic Lina has held positions on America’s Top 1000 list of popular baby girl names since at least the 19th century. The name was neither unpopular nor unfamiliar. It entered the 20th century sort of in the middle of the pack. Lina would lose her luster by the 1940s and pretty much take a hiatus from usage for about 60 consecutive years. Only recently did the name resurface in 2002, but it remains a rarely used name. It’s interesting to see just how popular Lina is in so many European nations, yet it’s barely on anyone’s radar in America. Perhaps it’s just the over-abundance of simple two-syllable “L” names currently in rotation for little girls: Lana, Laney, Lara, Layla, Lena, Lia, Lila, Lily, Lisa, Lola, Lucy and Luna. Lina can certainly get lost and forgotten in all that noise. We say go with Paulina, Angelina or Melina and use plain Lina as a pet form.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lina
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lina

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lina

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lina

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  • Popular Songs on Lina

    Popular Songs on Lina

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lina

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lina

    Miss Lina's Ballerinas (Grace Maccarone) - In four rows of two, Miss Lina’s eight ballerinas—Christina, Edwina, Sabrina, Justina, Katrina, Bettina, Marina, and Nina—dance to the park, at the zoo, and even while doing their schoolwork. They are one perfect act, but when Miss Lina introduces Regina, a new girl, the group of nine’s steps become a mess. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince (Grace Maccarone) - Miss Lina’s ballerinas have all learned how to dance as a group. But now Miss Lina has a new surprise for them – a boy will be joining their class and performing in their end-of-year show. The girls have grand visions of dancing their first pas de deux with a prince. But when he finds himself surrounded by so much pink and so many girls, he turns quite shy, and dances his way out the door! Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Wicked Wish (Grace Maccarone) - “Then one sunny day, a guest came to view / Miss Lina’s ten dancers plié and tendu. / Miss Lina announced, “This is Mister Brisé. / He’ll watch you take class,” she explained, “and he may / invite you to dance with the City Ballet.” Miss Lina’s ten ballerinas—Christina, Edwina, Sabrina, Justina, Katrina, Bettina, Marina, Regina, Nina, and Tony Farina—are thrilled by the chance to be in the City Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. But when nervous Regina is given the undesirable part of the rat while all the other girls gets to dance the waltz, she starts turning green with envy. If only someone would get sick, she wishes, then she would get to dance the waltz, as well! Recommended for ages 3-6.

  • Famous People Named Lina

    Famous People Named Lina

    Famous People Named Lina - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Lina.

  • Children of Famous People Named Lina

    Children of Famous People Named Lina

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  • Historic Figures

    Lina - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Lina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lina.

Personality of the Girl Name Lina

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lina

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