Dinah Name Meaning & Origin

Dinah

Pronunciation: DIY-nə (key)

Origin of the name Dinah:

Derived from the Hebrew dīnāh (judged). The name Dinah is borne in the Bible by a daughter of Jacob.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Di, Dina

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Dinah-belle
Dinator
Dinah-dee
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Meanings and history of the name Dinah

Dinah comes from Hebrew, meaning "God is my judge" or "God will judge", as does the male name Dan. In the Old Testament, Dinah is the daughter of Jacob and Leah.

Famous real-life people named Dinah

Dinah, Biblical daughter of Leah and Jacob
Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore), American singer and television personality
Dinah Sheridan, English actress
Dinah Washington, American blues and jazz singer
Dinah Manoff, American actress best known for her role as Marty in the film version of "Grease"
Dinah Englund, daughter of Cloris Leachman
Dinah Jane Hansen, Fifth Harmony singer

Dinah in song, story & screen

Name of Alice's cat in "Alice in Wonderland"
Character mentioned in folk song "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
Narrator of the book "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant (which is loosely based on the story of the Biblical Dinah)
Dinah Marler, character on the TV soap opera "The Guiding Light"
Dinah Lord, from "The Philadelphia Story"
Dinah Lance, secret identity of Black Canary in DC comics

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