[ 3 syll. a-mi-na, am-ina ] The baby girl name Amina is pronounced aa-MIY-N-aa- †. Amina is of Arabic origin. It is used mainly in African, Arabic, English, and Swahili. It is derived from the word amin which is of the meaning 'faithful, truthful, trustworthy'. Amina is known as the name of the mother of prophet Muhammad. Amina is the feminine form of the Arabic, East Indian, and English Amin.
Amina is a widely used name; it has 24 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Aamena, Aamina (used in Arabic and Indian as well), Aaminah, Ameana, Ameanah, Ameenah, Ameina, Ameinah, Amena, Amiena, Amienah, Aminatta, Aminda, Amindah, Aminia, Aminta, and Amintah. Another English form is the spelling variant Aminah (used in African, Arabic and Swahili as well).
Forms used in foreign languages include Amiana (Latin), Amineh (Arabic), Emina (Turkish), and Emine (Turkish). The familiar form Aminata (Arabic), and the spelling variant Ameena (Arabic) are other foreign forms.
Amina is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2017, 0.062% of baby girls were named Amina. It was #270 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #299 with a usage of 0.060%, and it was the most commonly used out of all girl names in its family.
† Pronunciation for Amina: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"