Taina Name Meaning & Origin
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Taina became a common name in Finland in the late 1960's. The popularity of the name in Finland can be told from the year 1957, when the Hollywood picture "Girls" directed by George Cukor was released and one of the stars was Finnish-born actor and dancer Taina Elg, who danced with Gene Kelly the Rope Dance. In 1958 the film "Girls" was nominated three times for the Oscar, but did not won a one. Taina Elg has been regarded in Finland until 1980's as the most known international star coming from Finland. The etymology of the Old Slavonic language word tajna, whid probably did come to this first Slavic literary language from Proto-Slavonic means mystery or secret. The gender of the word taina is feminine. It's a common word in almost every Slavonic language both in the east and the west. In Elias Lönnrot's etymological dictionary the name Taina is explained as a phonetically a common to the Finnish language and the meaning is a small plant, which is also a feminine name Taimi in Finnish. In Lönnrot's opinion the name Taina is similar to Tatjana in Russian.
- Personal experiences with the name Taina
My middle name is Taina and my mother decided give me my name, as such, because of my roots. I am an Algonquian Native American and Puerto Rican Taino. Legend has it there was a female chief in the Taino people named Taina. She was a warrior and a fighter. My father wanted it because he is Scandinavian and said that he wasn't going to be there when I was born so he wanted his 'Driver Of A Cart' to be a 'Mystery'...
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- Meanings and history of the name Taina
Taina means "mystery", "secret", in Romanian.
- Famous real-life people named Taina
Taina Dutescu - Romanian linguist and mountain climber who went missing in 1992 while trying to climb Mt. Dhaulaghiri.
- Taina in song, story & screen
Taina is in the song Cha Cha by D.R.A.M.