English edit

Etymology edit

Short form of given names ending in -ina, e.g. Georgina, Christina, Wilhelmina.

Proper noun edit

Ina

  1. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1935, Winthrop Ames, What Shall We Name the Baby?, New York: Simon and Schuster, page 18:
      Miss Ina Claire tells me that half her acquaintances call her "Eenah" and the other half "Eynah". She answers docilely to either.
    • 1995, Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh, →ISBN, page 139:
      The eldest, originally called Christina in spite of her Jewish father's protests, eventually had her name sliced in half. "Stop sulking, Abe," Aurora commanded. "From now on she's plain Ina without the Christ." So poor Ina grew up with only half a handle, and when the second child was born a year later matters were made worse because this time Aurora insisted on "Inamorata". Abraham protested again: "People will confuse," he said plaintively. "And this Ina-more it is like saying she is Ina-plus."

Translations edit

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Danish edit

Etymology edit

Short form of Wilhelmina and similar names.

Proper noun edit

Ina

  1. a female given name

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈi.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ina

Proper noun edit

Ina f

  1. a female given name

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

Short form of names ending with -ina, such as Carlina, Elina, etc.

Proper noun edit

Ina f

  1. a female given name

Usage notes edit

Matronymics

  • son of Ina: Inuson
  • daughter of Ina: Inudóttir

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ina
Accusative Inu
Dative Inu
Genitive Inu

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek Ἴνα (Ína).

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ina f sg (genitive Inae); first declension

  1. An inland town in the south of Sicily mentioned by Ptolemy

Declension edit

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ina
Genitive Inae
Dative Inae
Accusative Inam
Ablative Inā
Vocative Ina
Locative Inae

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Ina”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Latvian edit

Etymology edit

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1894. From names ending in -ina, and from Inese.

Proper noun edit

Ina f

  1. a female given name

References edit

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Ina was the only given name of 2735 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Lithuanian edit

Etymology edit

From names ending in -ina, such as Katarina and Regina, and from Ineza.

Proper noun edit

Ina f

  1. a female given name

Norwegian edit

Etymology edit

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Karolina, Katarina, Nikolina.

Proper noun edit

Ina

  1. a female given name.Variant: Ine

Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ina f

  1. Ina (a river in northwest Poland)

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Ina in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Sabina, Severina, and of Inez. First recorded in Sweden in 1836.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Ina c (genitive Inas)

  1. a female given name

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