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My name is Dinah, I pronounce it DYE-NUH. I began to read the red tent and when I got to the part where it said it should be pronounced DEE-NUH I stopped reading the book. Dinah was my grandmother's nickname. Her given name was Delphina. I lived in Latin America for 6 years and I spelled Dinah: DAINA or DAYNA. When read in Spanish it is pronounced correctly. I love my name, it is unusual and rare. There are two other songs mentioning Dinah that were not listed. Dinah Moe Humm by Frank Zappa and Dinah is there anyone Finah...
Dinah_M  5/23/2018
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Rarely used by Georgians, spelled as "Dina" (დინა), meaning daughter, girl, virgin.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2018
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Dinah is the dining car in the musical Starlight Express.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2017
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My name is Dyna (pronounce Dina or Dena). I get complimented on my name always and NO, I have never heard the old "Dyna/Dinah won't you blow your horn EVER.. and I am at a beautiful age of 54 :-). I was named after a sister/Catholic Nun who died at the same hospital, at the same moment I was born. I was already named "Michelle". I have NEVER found anyone with my name and the Dena pronunciation. The name has God in all its Glory embedded in it. Being named after a Nun has always lifted me in spirit. I think about this often and wouldn't trade my name for anything!
sunnseagirl  5/6/2017
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My name is Dina and the correct way to pronounce it is Dee-nah NOT Die-na. But I understand some prefer to be called Die-na instead. But the biblical pronunciation is DEE-NAH.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2017
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The name Dinah was given to 60 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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Dinah Brand is the gold-digger femme fatale from Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest".
spacealien  9/24/2015
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This is very pretty pronounced "Dye-nuh."
(And plenty of us young folk know the "Dinah won't you blow your horn?" song! ;p Honestly...!)
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  3/26/2015
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I am Jewish and this name (usually rendered "Dinah") is pronounced DEE-nə (Dee-nuh), which is also the Biblically accurate pronunciation-- not DIE-nuh. It derives from the legal court system (Beit Din:בית דין‎, "house of judgment"; which is a rabbinical court of Judaism.)
Dina Michelle  10/18/2014
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I have a friend named "Dinah," but she spells it Dhana. She was named after a midwife. In Sanskrit, I believe Dhana translates into something involving treasures, wealth, or riches. I think it also has something to do with seven principles in Buddhist suttas. Beautiful and complex.
MerraDelp  7/24/2012
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It reminds me of dinosaur because of dinah saur.
meemeeandmama  11/28/2011
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It should be pronounced Dee-Nah, not Dye-Nah, or else it would be awful. Sounds a bit modern, though it may be a bit common, but not in my opinion. I find it a calmly bold, sophisticated name that pleases the senses if you know what I mean. Simply nice.
Hebrews_and_Shebrews  8/9/2011
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Just wanted to say, I don't think the boys are going to sing "Dinah, won't you blow" to a girl named Dinah, as hardly any young person knows that song... especially boys who would do such a thing in the first place. It's more likely to get connected with Dinah the kitten from Alice in Wonderland, as many more kids will have seen the Disney movie than heard that old song.
AudraClaire  5/15/2011
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This name can also be pronounced DEE-nə (also, I'm not positive, but I believe DEE-nə is the Biblically accurate pronunciation).
chidoll  4/13/2009
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It's grown on me. I like it better than "Diana".
― Anonymous User  8/28/2008
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When I was 4 I named my first and only kitten Dinah. It's a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2008
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According to the original Hebrew, the name is actually pronounced DEE-nah, making the name "Deena" a nice alternative to this name.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2008
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After reading the novel "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, which depicts the life of the biblical Dinah the daughter of Jacob and Leah, I now have a new appreciation for this name.
namebug  7/7/2008
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Dinah "Black Canary" Lance, a DC Comics superhero.
FMRadio  3/20/2008
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Very tacky. It makes me think of a woman smoking a cigarette and chewing gum at the same time.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2008
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I wouldn't use this name for my daughter, because of the fact that the character in the Bible was raped by Shechem, a Canaanite prince.
Bagpiper1989  1/24/2008
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I love this name. Dinah from the Bible is a great association too.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2007
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Dinah Morris is a character in George Eliot's novel "Adam Bede."
Kate  11/16/2007
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I absolutely LOVE this name! It's so pretty and feminine without being common at all. I would definitely name my daughter this (although the "Dinah won't you blow" thing is a bit weird, but then how many teenagers out there actually know that tune nowadays?). It also makes me think of Alice and Wonderland, for obvious reasons.
myhopscotch  9/8/2007
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Actually, if you read the Hebrew, it's pronounced DEE-nah.
MizLaura  8/3/2007
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I didn't like this name at first, but it's grown on me. I think it would suit almost any personality. Maybe I'll use it as a middle name in the future.
scarletquillraven  6/19/2007
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If I named my daughter this, people will sing "Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow, Dinah won't you blow your horn?" I don't want that to happen. Plus this name is too old-fashioned.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
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I don't like the pronunciation "DIE-na"; it's always sounded like a woman's intimate parts to me, if I may use such a phrase. It also sounds like a pampered rich girl. And then of course, you have "Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow your horn?" Go with "DEE-nah".
gaelruadh19  1/20/2007
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I think it would be a great name for a dog! Nice for a human, too, though.
nelirosala  10/21/2006
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We should not forget the other lyrics: "Dinah won't you blow? Dinah won't you blow? Dinah won't yo blooooow?" No teenage girl wants the boys to sing THAT at her!
Starla Roxanne  9/18/2006
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Dinah Washington was a famous American blues, jazz and gospel singer, known as the "Queen of the Blues."
ars musica  4/9/2006
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"Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, someone's in the kitchen I know...someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, strummin' on the ol' banjo...and singin' fee-fi-fiddly-i-oh..."
beautyofwords9  3/21/2006
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I've also heard this name pronounced DEE-nuh.
breakofday  12/7/2005
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Dinah is the name of Alice's cat in Alice in Wonderland.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2005
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This comes from a Hebrew word meaning "vindicated".
wiswina  5/28/2005
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Famous bearer of this name: singer and actress Dinah Shore (1916-1994).
alberto  12/10/2004
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This name is pronounced din-ah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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