Gender: Female Meaning of Malina: "raspberry" Origin of Malina: Feminine form of Malcolm or spelling variation of Melina or Polish, Bulgarian, Serbian

Malina Origin and Meaning

The name Malina is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "raspberry".

Malina is a synthetic-feeling name that may be a feminization of the Scottish Malcolm or a spelling twist on the Greek Melina and that also has a fruit meaning in several Eastern European languages. For all that it's a little bit of lots of things, Malina doesn't feel very much like itself.

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Pop Culture References for the name Malina

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Mal Says:


My names Malina, I live in Australia and my nickname funnily enough used to be Malcom when I was a mechanic. Ive met a handful of people also called Malina, possibly different spelling. Most common spelling I know of is Melina.

Bobcat108 Says:


I don't think you were rude at all. And thanks for the tidbit about word names being rare in Slavic countries...I didn't know that at all. I'm half Slavic—Ukrainian & Bohemian—& am always interested in finding out more about my ancestors' naming practices!

Eliane Says:


It would be hilarious if I would name a future daughter Malina cause my last name's Malinova

ElenaCroatia Says:


Because in Slavic countries word names are extremely rare. The only one that was somewhat popular is Višnja (cherry), and Jagoda (strawberry) is also sometimes used. I live in Croatia and have never encountered a Malina, but that doesn't mean it isn't a legitimate name.
I'm sorry if I came off as rude though - it wasn't my intention!

zsazsa00 Says:


I really like this name. It hits all the right notes for me, being melodic and feminine, with a tie in to both lore and nature themes.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I have never met a Malina, and I'm not sure it's a Serbian name. I asked my dad and he said he'd never met a Malina in his life

indiefendi2 Says:


A chef's daughter can be Malina 😜

Sorceress Says:


I agree it's very pretty name.

Mary_Magdalene_Tamsin_Cecilia_ Says:


Malina is the word for 'raspberry' in the following languages: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, and Slovenian. The Ukrainian language also uses this word; however, in Ukrainian, it is spelled Malyna. There may be just a few other languages that use this word as well, but these are the ones of which I am sure. Very pretty name for a little girl. :)