Gender: Female Meaning of Alina: "bright, beautiful" Origin of Alina: Slavic Alina's Popularity in 2018: #157

The name Alina is a girl's name of Slavic origin meaning "bright, beautiful". Alina is ranked #157 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents - Sibsets Version".

From the experts:

Alina is one of the scores of global variations on the classic Helen, well used in Poland and Russia, and also heard in the Celtic and German cultures, as well as in the US. Alina might be a long form for a daughter you want to call Lena or Lina.

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Pop Culture References for the name Alina

Aliana, Alianna, Lina, Lena, Aleena, Alena, Lyna, Aline, Alyna, Allyna, Allena, Aleen, Alinna, Alynnah, Leena, Allene,


bordercollie Says:


What a gorgeous name. Feminine, sophisticated, and elegant. I've always thought a lot of the Elena/Alia/Eliora/Alanna sorts of names blend together, but Alina has a sharper, more distinctive sound that stands out from the rest.

fluttershy574 Says:


Alina is a beautiful name I would never change it. I am thankful my parents choose to give me that name. Maybe it was popular in the 70's.

headintheclouds Says:


I love the name Alina. There are these batch of A- and E- girl names that, though they're legitimate names, I find sound a bit made-up or have so many versions of it that it sounds made up, if you get what I mean- like Emelina or Eliora. I like a lot of them, but due to that reason, I tend to shy away from them.

I find Alina to be one of these names, but I really love it, there's just something about the way it's spelled and pronounced that makes me love this more than Elena or its other versions. I hate that there's so many other variants you can mistake Alina with though- Alena, Elina, Elena, Alayna etc.

germanstar Says:


I had a classmate named Alina. For many years I thought she was named Elina and she mispronunced it because she pronunced ''e'' and ''a'' the same way. However, I think that this name is very beautiful

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