[ 2 syll. mi-na, min-a ] The baby girl name Mina is pronounced as MIYNAH †.
1: Mina is used predominantly in English, German, and Italian. Its origin is Germanic. The name can be the short form of various Germanic names ending with '-mina'. Mina is the name of the heroine in Bram Stoker's horror novel Dracula (1897).
Meena, Mena, Min, Minah, Mine (German), Minette (German), Minna, Minnette, Myna, and Mynah are variations of Mina.
Both the origin and meaning of Mina is inherited by all variant forms.
2: Mina is primarily used in the Japanese language and its language of origin is also Japanese. Here, the meaning is beautiful apple.
3: Mina's language of origin is Sanskrit and it is predominantly used in the Indian language. Meaning: 'fish'. In Hindu mythology, Mina is the name of the daughter of the god Kubera with the goddess Ushi.
4: Mina is of Pashto origin and it is used largely in the Afghani language. Meaning: 'love'.
In addition, Mina is a shortening (Scottish) of the name Calumina (English and Scottish).
Mina is also a variation (Spanish) of the name Carmen (English, Romanian, and Spanish).
Mina is also a variation of the name Meena (Indian).
Mina is also a variation (English) of the name Miranda (English, German, and Italian).
Mina is also a shortening (Scottish) of the name Normina (English and Scottish).
Mina is also a shortening (English, German, Polish, and Spanish) of the name Wilhelmina (Dutch, English, German, and Polish).
See also the related categories, god, daughter, english, beautiful (fair), heroine (conqueror), japanese, sanskrit, goddess, italian, fish, indian, and german.
Mina is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.033% of baby girls were given the name Mina. It ranked at #338 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and it is of only irregular use in recent years. In 2018, it ranked at #625 with a usage of 0.026%. Out of the group of girl names directly linked to Mina, Miranda was the most widely used. It was used 80% more than Mina in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Mina include Meana, Meenah, Mhena, Maaja, Maasai, Maca, Macee, Macey, Macha, Machey, Machi, Machie, Machy, Maci, Macie, Mackey, Mackie, Macy, Maecee, and Maecey.
† English pronunciation for Mina: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"