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Rina

Rina is a multicultural name with a variety of meanings depending on its origin:

  • Rina is a Hebrew female name meaning “joy, singing”;
  • it’s also an Indian female name meaning “melted” or “dissolved”;
  • Rina is also used as a short form of names ending in -rina such as Caterina (the Italian and Catalan form of Katherine), Ekaterina (the Russian form of KatherineSabrina, Karina, Marinaetc.;
  • it’s also possible that Rina could be a variant spelling of Rena, a Latinate form of René(e) which means “born again” or “reborn”.

Rina is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • ri  “jasmine” + na  “Nara; what?” (莉奈);
  • ri  “village” + na  “Nara; what?” (里奈);
  • ri  “reason, logic” + na  “name; reputation” (理名);
  • ri  “pear” + na  “what?” (梨那);
  • ri  “jasmine” + na  “greens; vegetables” (莉菜)

There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s りな.

Rina is also a surname. I’m not sure of the exact origin of the surname- it’s possible that it’s a shortened form of Rinaldi, an Italian patronymic name of Rinaldo, the Italian form of Reynold meaning “advice rule”.

Origin: Hebrew, Sanskrit, Proto-Indo-European, Coptic, Japanese

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Variants:

  • Rinat (Hebrew)
  • Reena (Indian, Hindi, Marathi)
  • Rena (English)

 

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