Mina Name Meaning & Origin

Mina

Pronunciation: MEE-nə (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Mina: | Edit

It's a very old name in a number of European countries.

Personal experiences with the name Mina: | Edit

I'm happy my parents named me Mina. It's short and sweet and babies love to pronounce it. It represents my Iranian/Persian heritage, and tends to be a conversation starter. Most people over the phone mistake it for Nina, which I've stopped bothering to correct. Sometimes my name proceeds me and I am easily recognized as a "known" person due to 6 degrees of separation. Friends of friends will ask if I know their friend, as my name is uncommon enough to be recognizable from people I've never met.

Nicknames for Mina: | Edit

Penguin, Minari, Mitang, Black Swan, Goddess, Mini
MiMi, Minnie

Meanings and history of the name Mina: | Edit

Is an Eastern name popular in China, Iran, Japan.
Mina in the Persian language means a type of flower found in Iran, which is similar to a rose, but smaller.

Since it could be derived from Wilhelmina names- it's definition could be "protection", "gaurdian".

It also means "Passed" in Slavic countries.

Famous real-life people named Mina: | Edit

British modernist poet and artist, Mina Loy.
Myoui Mina, a 20 year old K-pop singer under JYP ENTERTAINMENT, in the group TWICE

Mina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mina Murray, character in "Dracula"
English version's name for Minako, from Sailor Moon
Mina Carolina, background character in Attack On Titan

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