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Gender: Female Meaning of Lina: "tender" Origin of Lina: Arabic; Latin diminutive Lina's Popularity in 2017: #748

The name Lina is a girl's name of German origin meaning "tender". Lina is ranked #748 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like International Variations of Helen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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This pretty, succinct Arabic name is also commonly used as a nickname for names like Carolina.

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Famous People Named Lina

Lina Wertmuller, Italian film director and first woman to be nominated for Best Director
Lina Marulanda, Colombian model and TV personality
Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player
Lina Scheynius, Swedish photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Lina

Lina Lamont, character in movie "Singin' In The Rain"
Lina Vilkas, main character in "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys
Lina Mayfleet, main character in the Books of Ember series
Lina, character in video game "Dota 2"
Lina, character in video game "Riviera: The Promised Land"
Lina Inverse, character in the anime "Slayers"
Lina, character in Astrid Lindgren's Emil of Maple Hill stories
Lina (McLaidlaw), Aysgarth, character played by Joan Fontaine in the movie "Suspicion"
Lina, dog-like monster in "The Princess and Curdie" by George MacDonald
Lina, the main character in the novel "Goddess of Spring" (PC Cast)
Lina, one of the two main characters in the Grimm's fairy tale Fundevogel (also known as Foundling-Bird)


Inaa Häggström Foose Says:


Lina is a very typical Swedish name. It's my birth name actually.

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


Beautiful name! Love it on its own!