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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