Alina Name Meaning & Origin

Alina

Pronunciation: ah-LEE-nə (key)

Origin of the name Alina:

A Latinate form of Aline, a Germanic contraction of Adelina (little noble one), which is diminutive form of Adelaide.

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ALAIN, ALANI, ALINA, ANALI, ILANA, LAINA and LIANA are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters

PRONOUNCED: ah-LEE-nah (German, Italian, Polish)

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Ally, Al, Lina, Lini

Nina

Bean, Beanie, Beana (all from the original nickname "Jellybean")

Thumbelina

Alina Ballerina

Leeny, Leens

Meanings and history of the name Alina: | Edit

Slavic, "bright" or "beautiful". Celtic, "fair". Old German, "little and noble"

Means "noble" in Arabic.

Short form of ADELINA and names that end in alina.

Alina is a female given name of Greek origin which means "light". Other sources, however, attribute an Arabic or a Germanic origin.In both cases, it means "noble". In the Germanic version seems to be related to Alicia in Spanish and Adele or Delia in English. The Germanic root subsists in the adjective edel, "noble", or the substantive Adel, "nobility, generosity"

Famous real-life people named Alina: | Edit

Alina Somova- A stunningly beautiful and incredibly talented ballerina in the Mariinsky Ballet
Alina Cojocaru, female principal dancer with The Royal Ballet of London.
Alina Kabaeva, a rythmic gymnast with two Olympic medals.
Alina Tumilovich, Olympic bronze and silver medalist in rhythmic gymnastics (2008; 2012)
Alina Makarenko, Olympic gold medalist in rhythmic gymnastics (2012)
Alina Müller, Olympic bronze medalist in ice hockey (2014)
Alina Eremia, Romanian singer

Alina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Fur Alina - Arvo Part (A beautiful series of piano solos. That make you proud to have this namesake.)
Alina Tokamak from the webcomic "Dresden Codak"
Alina Lane, sister of the main character in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Alina, a character in the RPG "Pier Solar And The Great Architects"

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