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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1935 Winthrop Ames: What Shall We Name the Baby? Simon and Schuster, New York. 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."

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short form of Wilhelmina and similar names.

Proper nounEdit

Ina

  1. A female given name.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ina f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ina
Accusative Inu
Dative Inu
Genitive Inu

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

LithuanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ina

  1. A female given name.Variant: Ine.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Ina c (genitive Inas)

  1. A female given name.