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The pronunciation of my name is "I NA". The I is a long "I" instead of sounding like "E NA".
msiwhalen  2/1/2006
It is also very common in Romania, even as a name.
anishtephan  6/30/2006
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/20/2007
I think it's really pretty when pronounced "Ee-na", and of course there is the cute little girl from "The Tunnel".
lunalovegood  12/20/2007
Too minimalist for my taste. It's not utterly silly or infantile, but people will assume it's short for something.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
The Dutch pronunciation is EE-nah:
X-Mar  11/8/2008
This name is also used in Limburgish, where it is pronounced as EE-nah (the same as the Dutch pronunciation). [noted -ed]
Lucille  6/9/2010
Ina is also Croatian.
goricar  4/11/2011
Ina Garten: Chef/Host of Food Network show Barefoot Contessa.
GibsonGirl  8/20/2011
In the USA, most people pronounce it I-nah instead of EE-nah.
GibsonGirl  8/20/2011
I think, because the name is so short, that you need a fairly strong personality to carry it.
GibsonGirl  8/20/2011
Ina (pronounced I-na) was my great grandmother's name. She did not like it, but I do because I associate it with her. Their family did not like nicknames, so they gave their children names that were already short. It didn't always work of course. My grandmother Rae got called Pinky by friends because of her red hair.
Meeke  4/25/2012
A variant also is Catherine, using 'Ine' and adding an 'a'.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2013
I think this is one of the few short names that can stand alone and be beautiful. Ina Garden is one of my favorite chefs on food network!
lilpimpteller  1/25/2015
In Urdu آئینہ (pronounced IE-nə) means "mirror".
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
One of my friends uses this name as a nickname for Catherine. She pronounces it as EE-NAH.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2015
My name is Ina and it's like E-na but most people call me I-na. :3 It doesn't matter because I'm used to it. There's this guy named Ivan and he says it like Enya. There's only about 4 people who have said my name right the first time. My art teacher said "I-na" then I corrected her and she said "that's what I was thinking" while other teachers asked "is it I-na or E-na?" And then my classmates would say loudly "it's E-na!" I used to answer but now I let my classmates say it for me. I've been to quite a lot of schools for my age and there's always at least 2 people who say it wrong. By the way, I like this name because it's unique.
booknut456  10/30/2015
My name is Ina, pronounced I-NA. I was named after my grandmother, who lived in Southeastern Kentucky. As a child I did not like the name (I could not locate a key chain with my name on it, Lol!) But I learned to appreciate the name as I got older. I love my name! I get all types of pronunciations like, E-NA, Tina, Nina, Ida, Anna... I don't mind. I answer to them all!
― Anonymous User  12/29/2015
The name Ina was given to 56 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Singer Anita Carter went by her middle name; her first name was actually Ina (pronounced with a long "i.")
Ruta Graveolens  10/24/2016
There is a road in Tucson named Ina Road that most Tucsonans pronounce as EYE-na, although the correct pronunciation is EE-na.
PinkJazzX  2/23/2017
I've always heard that Ina meant pure.
InaRoseM  9/9/2017
Ina should be short for Catharina, Emelina, and names like that. Not a big fan of those names, but at least they have a meaning unlike Ina.
sunflower18  5/14/2018

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