Gender: Female Pronunciation: MEE-nah; MINN-ah Origin of Mina: Scottish diminutive, also Hindu equivalent of Pisces Mina's Popularity in 2019: #684

Mina Origin and Meaning

The name Mina is a girl's name of German, Scottish, Polish origin.

Most famous as a Dracula victim (where Mina is short for Wilhelmina), Mina is an all-purpose name.

Mina Loy was a modernist artist and writer who associated with the likes of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Gertrude Stein.

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Rank in US: #684

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Minna, Mena, Meena, Min


ry22 Says:


A friend of mine is named Mina and she got the nickname Mouse in school, that's the thing about usually don't get to chose them yourself. Mouse because, Mina...Minnie...Minnie Mouse.

fearlessfirefly Says:


Me too.

rosebudstar Says:


I knew a male named Mina when I was in school and unfortunately he was very mean

JustBrowsing Says:


I love this name. However am unsure of the 'mean' syllable.

Daiseymae Says:


I love this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Mina is sweet, and totally usable as an independent name, but I prefer it as a nickname for Wilhelmina, which I am loving, of late.

Wittyusername103 Says:


It's very beautiful but not over the top. Some names like Penelope are pretty but they feel too heavy or hard to wear. Mina doesn't.

seidrlaceddreams Says:


I have this as a first name and i have never ran into another "Mina". The few i did, it was a nickname. For me, its my full first name, not short for anything. I can never anything with this name, no pencils, no name tags,ect. It's hell for school, my teachers could never say it right and I was correcting them right up to 12th grade. My great grandmother had it and my Mom named me after her. Mixed feelings on this name due to personal events but I do like having a rare name.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I love this as both a nickname for Wilhemina and Philomena! Gorgeous!

winterstorm1111 Says:


Totally usable! I love it with the short i sound.

Alicia1 Says:


This name is charming and sweet.

Foodformyface Says:


Mina is my daughter's middle name. It's an old family name and we all pronounce it "like the bird--Myna."

Tay2thestars Says:


I totally don't agree with the Nameberry description...I see a girl with a sunny personality that can get along with anyone. Such a fun name!

pink_zinna Says:


I adore this name! Especially after watching Sailor Moon!

AveryMaelyn Says:


Could be used as a short form of Wilhelmina or Minerva...