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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MEE-nah; MINN-ah Origin of Mina: Scottish diminutive, also Hindu equivalent of Pisces Mina's Popularity in 2017: #702

The name Mina is a girl's name of German, Scottish, Polish origin. Mina is ranked #702 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Pisces Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Mina

Myoui Mina, Japanese-born singer of South Korean girl group Twice
Mina-Jacqueline Au, American socialite and reality TV personality ("Pregnant in Heels")
Mina (born Anna Maria Quaini,) Italian pop singer
Mina Kostic, Serbian pop singer
Mina Gertrude Loy, English artist, poet, playwright, novelist
Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, Greek painter
Wilhelmina "Mina" Karadzic, Austrian-born Serbian painter & writer
Mina Tobias Amick-Alexis, daughter of actress Madchen Amick
Mina Cvetkovic, Serbian model
Mina Shum, Canadian film director
Kwon Mina, member of K-Pop girl group AOA
Mina Bree Sabato, daughter of Italian-American actor/model Antonio Sabàto Jr.

Pop Culture References for the name Mina

Mina Carolina, character from anime/manga "Shingeki no Kyoujin" or "Attack on Titan"
Mina Harker, character in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Mina Tepes, character in manga "Dance in the Vampire Bund"
Mina Tsukishiro, character in anime "Getsumento Heiki Mina"
Mina Mongoose, character in video game Sonic the Hedgehog
Mina Majikina, character in video game "Samurai Shodown"
Mina Aino aka Sailor Venus , character in anime "Sailor Moon"
Mina, character in an episode of TV's "Psych"
Mina, character in the anime/manga Kuroshitsuji / Black Butler
Mina Murray, character on TV's "Penny Dreadful"
Mina (Seong Mi-na), character in the "Soul Calibur" video game series
Mina McKee, character in David Almond's "Skellig"
Mina, Fairy-type Trial Captain of Poni Island in Pokemon Sun and Moon
Mina Tang, character in video game "Alpha Protocol"

Minna, Mena, Meena, Min


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...