User comments for Lina (2) (Meaning / History Only)

Lina (LEE-nah) is a common short form of Karolina in Sweden. But Lina is also used as a formal name.
Ylva  5/17/2006
"Lina" could be a short form of Alina.
iva_toneva  2/3/2007
A diminutive suffix, like the French -ette, which is favorable and positive.
rogerelisabeth  5/2/2008
Lina may also derive from the Germanic element linde "soft, tender", or it could be a feminine form of Linus.
goricar  7/25/2010
Not only in Sweden but other parts of Europe, as short form for Carolina
(pronounced leena).
― Anonymous User  11/20/2012
The Arabic meaning is "palm tree" or "tender".
― Anonymous User  8/22/2014

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