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 "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Dice Generation CAF (Round 3)".
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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