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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ree-na Origin of Rina: Diminutive of Caterina or other names ending in -rina

The name Rina is a girl's name of Italian, Dutch, Russian origin. Rina and is often added to lists like International Variations of Katherine and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

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A pan-European short form often used as a name in its own right, Rina is sister to names like Mina and Lena, popular at the end of the 19th century and showing their pretty if slight faces again. In the Netherlands, Rina itself is sometimes shortened to Rineke, as Tina may become Tineke.

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Famous People Named Rina

Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress and singer
Rina Katsuta, Japanese pop singer and member of ANGERME
Rina Kawaei, Japanese singer of group AKB48
Rina Nakanishi, Japanese singer of group AKB48
Rina Matsuno, Japanese singer of group Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku
Rina Mor-Goder, Israeli beauty queen; Miss Universe 1976
Rina Chibany, Miss Lebanon 2012
Rina Ketty (born Cesarina Picchetto), Italian-French singer
Rina Aiuchi, Japanese pop singer
Rina Chikano, Japanese singer of group AKB48
Rina Chinen, Japanese entertainer, model, TV actress, and former singer
Rina Suzuki, Japanese musician of pop rock band SCANDAL
Rina Thieleke, German ice dancer
Ekaterina Vasilyevna "Rina" Zelyonaya, Uzbekistani Soviet actress
Rina Uchiyama, Japanese pop singer
Rina Morelli, Italian actress
Rina Aizawa, Japanese actress and gravure idol
Rina Akiyama, Japanese actress
Rina Koike, Japanese actress and idol
Rina Nagasaki, Japanese gravure idol
Rina Misaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
Chae Rina, South Korean singer; former member of the groups Diva, Roo’ra, and Girl Friends

Pop Culture References for the name Rina

Rina Galeana, main character in Mexican telenovela "Rina"
Rina, character from the TV series "Sinbad"
Rina, character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour
Rina Lazarus, a main character in the Decker/Lazarus novels
Rina, character in A Jewish Girl in Shanghai
Rina, character in the console role-playing game Suikoden II
Rina Tōin, character from the anime/manga Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch