Name Lina Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Lina


Lina is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Lina?

Lina is a short form of names ending in “-lina”, like Angelina, Evelina, but especially Karolina. Lina is also a feminine form of Linus. Besides, it is of Arabic, Persian, Irish and Indian origin. Lina is also a Greek name (Λίνα).

What does the name Lina mean?

Lina means “free woman”, “warrior” or “army” (from Karolina), “lamentation” (from Linus), “absorbed” or “united” (from Sanskrit “līnā/नद्य”) and “young palm tree” (from Arabic “līna/لِينَة”) or “tender”, “soft”, “gentle” or “delicate” (from Arabic “layyin/لَيِّن”). In Irish, Lina means “light” and in Greek, Lina means “sunlight”. In Persian, Lina has the meaning “light”, “a ray of sunlight” or “beautiful girl”. In Chinese, Lina is a combination of “lì/丽” meaning “pretty” or “beautiful” and “nà/娜” meaning “elegant”.

Variants and nicknames

Lina can also be spelled Lyna oder Linna. Popular nicknames are Ina, Lani, Lila, Lilli, or Liny. The male variants of Lina are the boys names Lino or Linus.

Famous people named Lina

  • Lina M Khan (born 1989) is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. She served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. On June 15th 2021, Lina Khan became the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. She is only the third Asian-American Person to hold this position.
  • The American actress Lina Basquette (1907 - 1994) was known for her 75-year long career in the entertainment industry. She became an actress during the silent film era. She was also a talented dog breeder, her Great Danes won numerous professional show prizes.
  • Lina Goldie (born 2004) is an American digital content creator on the Chinese social media platform TikTok. She has around 481.000 followers and is one of the up-and-coming stars on the platform. She is also the founder of the small-scale eyelash company “Lina’s Lashes”.

Lina in television und literature

  • Lina Inverse is the main protagonist of the Japanese manga and anime series “Slayers”. Lina was one of the most popular anime characters of the late 1990s and has since retained a sizable fan community.
  • The mermaid princess Lina Toin (or Rina Toin) of the Japanese Anime “Mermaid Melody – Pichi Pichi Pitch!” is a serious and fearless heroin, trying to get her life back together after the destruction of her home. Lina can transform into a human or an Idol with the help of a magical pearl.
  • In Jeanne DuPrau’s (born 1944) popular post-apocalyptic children’s book series “The Books of Ember”, the protagonists of the first book “The City of Ember” (2003), Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow, learn more about their city Ember, its past and their world in general. They became surprisingly popular. In 2008, the book was turned into a movie starring Bill Murray (born 1950).

Fun Facts

  • Since the naming of high pressure und low pressure areas, there has been one high pressure area and one low pressure area named Lina in Europe.
  • Lina in binary code is: 01001100 01101001 01101110 01100001

Pronunciation of Lina

Variants of the name Lina

Linah Linna Lyna

Parents who like the name Lina also like

Mila Mia Emma Ella Emilia Sophie Sophia Lara Lena Noah Emily Nora Hanna Liam Finn Luca Amelie Elias Elena Lilly

Popularity of the name Lina

The name Lina is ranked #32 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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