The name Dinah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God will judge". Dinah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".
From the experts:
As the song says, "Dinah, is there anyone finer?" Dinah is a charming, underused Old Testament name, long shunned for its old slave-name stereotype--Dinah was the family cook in Uncle Tom's Cabin--but it has a rich literary and musical resume and would make a vivid, southern-accented name for a contemporary girl.
In the Old Testament, Dinah was the beautiful daughter of Jacob and Leah: she was the heroine of the best-selling Anita Diamant novel The Red Tent. In the George Eliot novel Adam Bede, Dinah Morris is a lovely young preacher who marries the hero, and in the classic film The Philadelphia Story, Dinah is the heroine's sassy kid sister .
The name Dinah was adopted by two great singers: Dinah Washington (born Ruth) and Dinah Shore (born Frances).
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