Aino Name Meaning & Origin
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Aino and Iona are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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Finnish. The Kalevala mythology and poems were collected and edited from oral tradition. It is presumed now that the name Aino was caused by a misunderstanding in note taking during collection. The words "aino tyttö" actually meant "only daughter", not a daugther called Aino (the word for "only" in Finnish is "ainoa").
According to Wikipedia (for what it's worth), because of the connection with mythology, the name was especially popular in the early 20th century during the period of Finnish cultural nationalism. It experienced a resurgence in the last couple decades and was the top name for girls in 2006.
Means "the only one" in Finnish. In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of a girl who drowns herself when she finds out she must marry the old man Väinämöinen.
- Famous real-life people named Aino
Aino Aalto, Finnish modern architect and designer, wife and partner of Alvar Aalto
Aino Sibelius, wife of composer Jean Sibelius and sister of Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Olympic bronze and silver medalist in cross-country skiing (2010; 2014)
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Aino is a character in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. She is a beautiful young maiden with a tragic ending (!). Portrayed beautifully in Finnish nationalist painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela's "Aino Triptych."
Mina/Minako Aino is an anime character in Sailor Moon. She portrays Sailor Venus the scout/senshi of love.