Pronounced Pron. al-SEE-nə
Other Forms FormsAlcinia, Alcyna, Alkina, Alsina, Alsyna
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Contributor Contrib.Jesus_Freak on 11/5/2007
Latinized form of a Greek name, of which the original spelling was possibly Alkyna or Alsyne. The name is said to mean "strong-willed, opiniated", but it is doubtful whether this is truly correct. Some sources list this name as being the feminine form of Alcinous, which is perhaps the most likely explanation. Either way, Alcina is best known as being the name of a character from Georg Friedrich Händel's opera of the same name.