Rina Name Meaning & Origin

Rina

Pronunciation: REE-nə (key)

Related Names:

Rinnah

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Comments and insights on the name Rina: | Edit

Arin, Nira, Rain, Rian and Rina are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Rina: | Edit

My name is Rina. I have always loved the uniqueness of it but hate having to always spell it for people. Or hate it when people pronounce it wrong because they read it first. Its not that hard people!

One of my best friends name is Marina, but her nickname is Rina, I like it, it's very unique.

Nicknames for Rina: | Edit

Rhi, Ri, Nina, my full name is Marina, but I usually go with just Rina. But I've been called the first nicknames as well, as I don't usually tell the full first name, lol.

Meanings and history of the name Rina: | Edit

The name Rina has separate origins in multiple cultures. It's a Hebrew name that means "shout or song of joy," a form of the biblical Rinnah. It's an Italian nickname, short for Caterina or Marina. And it's an Indian name, from the Sanskrit for "melted" or "dissolved." From Japanese 莉 (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or 里 (ri) meaning "village" combined with 奈 (na), a phonetic character, or 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens".

Famous real-life people named Rina: | Edit

Rina Morelli (1908-1976), an Italian film and stage actress

Rina Nakanishi (中西 里菜, born 1988), Japanese singer, AV idol, and former member of the idol pop group AKB48

Rina Satō (佐藤 利奈, born 1981), Japanese actress and singer

Rina Uchiyama (内山 理名, born 1981), Japanese actress and idol

Rina Zelyonaya (1902-1991), Soviet actress and singer

Ita Rina (1907-1979), Yugoslav actress

Rina Hill (born 1969), Australian/British athlete

Rina Thieleke (born 1987), German ice dancer

Puspitasari Rina Dewi (born 1985), Indonesian athlete who competes in archery

Rina Banerjee (born 1963), Indian-American artist

Rina Brundu (born 1968), Italian writer and author of the novel Tana di Volpe

Rina Lasnier (1915-1997), Canadian, Québécoise poet

Rina Aiuchi (愛内 里菜, born 1980), former J-pop singer, songwriter, and producer

Rina Chikano (近野 莉菜, born 1993), member of the J-pop idol group AKB48

Rina Chinen (知念 里奈, born 1981), Japanese entertainer, model, TV actress, and former singer

Rina Ketty (1911-1996), French chanteuse

Rina Suzuki (鈴木理菜, born 1991), Japanese musician, drummer, and vocalist of the all-female pop rock band SCANDAL

Rina Chibany (born 1991), Lebanese beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Lebanon in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant

Rina Mimoun, American television writer and producer who has written for many popular shows such as Dawson's Creek, and Gilmore Girls

Rina Mor (born 1956), the first Israeli Miss Universe winner

Rina Schenfeld (born 1938), Israeli choreographer and dancer

Rina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rina (Guitar Hero), a character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour

Rina Lazarus, one of the two main characters in the Decker/Lazarus novels

Rina, the female protagonist of A Jewish Girl in Shanghai

Rina (Suikoden), character in the console role-playing game Suikoden II

Rina Tōin (洞院 リナ), a character from the anime an manga series Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

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