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Girl Name: Mina

Name: Mina
Pronunciation: \m(i)-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: love
Origin: German
Related Names: Adamina, Carmel, Carmen, Wilhelmina
Sounds Like: Mona, Moina, Muna
Variant forms: Mena, Min, Minette, Minna, Minnette, Minnie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1029
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 17232


Mina \m(i)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced MEE-nah. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Mina is "love". Name endings (-mina and -mena) used as independent names. Min and Meena are Irish Gaelic names meaning "smooth, fine, small". Magazine editor Min Hogg.

Mina has 6 variant forms: Mena, Min, Minette, Minna, Minnette and Minnie.

For more information, see also related names Adamina, Carmel, Carmen and Wilhelmina.

Baby names that sound like Mina are Mona, Moina and Muna.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Mina.


Mina is a very popular first name for women (#1029 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#17232 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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