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This name is pronounced din-ah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004
Famous bearer of this name: singer and actress Dinah Shore (1916-1994).
alberto  12/10/2004
This comes from a Hebrew word meaning "vindicated".
wiswina  5/28/2005
Dinah is the name of Alice's cat in Alice in Wonderland.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2005
I've also heard this name pronounced DEE-nuh.
breakofday  12/7/2005
"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
Dinah Washington was a famous American blues, jazz and gospel singer, known as the "Queen of the Blues."
ars musica  4/9/2006
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
I think it would be a great name for a dog! Nice for a human, too, though.
nelirosala  10/21/2006
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
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
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
Actually, if you read the Hebrew, it's pronounced DEE-nah.
MizLaura  8/3/2007
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
Dinah Morris is a character in George Eliot's novel "Adam Bede."
Kate  11/16/2007
I love this name. Dinah from the Bible is a great association too.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2007
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
Very tacky. It makes me think of a woman smoking a cigarette and chewing gum at the same time.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2008
Dinah "Black Canary" Lance, a DC Comics superhero.
FMRadio  3/20/2008
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
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
When I was 4 I named my first and only kitten Dinah. It's a pretty name.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2008
It's grown on me. I like it better than "Diana".
― Anonymous User  8/28/2008
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
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
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
It reminds me of dinosaur because of dinah saur.
meemeeandmama  11/28/2011
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
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
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
Dinah Brand is the gold-digger femme fatale from Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest".
spacealien  9/24/2015
The name Dinah was given to 60 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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
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
Dinah is the dining car in the musical Starlight Express.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2017
Rarely used by Georgians, spelled as "Dina" (დინა), meaning daughter, girl, virgin.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2018

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