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From the Latin meaning "musical".
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2005
In Latin, the adjective "mina" usually means "smooth", not "musical".
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2005
Bram Stoker states in Dracula that his Mina is a nickname for Wilhelmina.
-- nansee  7/4/2005
In orthodox religion Mina is a male saint who protects against thieves. In Romania, Bulgaria, etc.
-- radusava  8/6/2005
This is an old unit of money equal to 100 drachmas.
-- wiswina  8/17/2005
In Portuguese Mina means mine (as in gold mine).
-- Mary-Rach  12/9/2005
Mina is occasionally used as a nickname for Monica.
-- Aqua  1/2/2006
In Sweden "Mina" means "mine". But I know that it's not similar to that.
-- Dahlis  1/31/2006
"Mina" could be a short form of "Romina".
-- iva_toneva  5/27/2006
"Mina" could be a short form of "Samina".
-- iva_toneva  5/27/2006
Mina is also a Japanese feminine name.
-- pocho-mole  5/30/2006
Mina is the English name of Sailor Venus on Sailor Moon.
-- Hailey2006  7/7/2006
There's a place in Antrim, Northern Ireland called Bally Mena.
-- ClaireCFC  8/30/2006
The only person I know with this name gets called Mean Mina.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2006
Mina, the stage name of Anna Mina Mazzini (born March 25, 1940), is a popular Italian singer. She currently lives in Switzerland.
-- sweetbabe  1/1/2007
A very beautiful name!
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
Mina is a name for male Christians and it was the name for an ancient pharaoh called king Mina. Mina is my name.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2007
In Finland 'minä' (the 'a' with dots above it) means I.
-- Yippal  3/6/2007
Pronounced MEE-na, not MIN-a. I love this as a nickname for Wilhelmina (Willa-MEE-na).
-- ClaraWhittaker  3/9/2007
Mina Spiler does vocals and synth for the group Laibach. Laibach is from Slovenia.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Mina is the stage name of a famous Italian singer from the '60s and '70s, whose real name is Anna Maria Mazzini.
-- lady murasaki  8/7/2007
I like this name. I might use it later as a short form of Wilhelmina which was my grandmother's name.
-- renee06  8/28/2007
And according to my Laotian friend, "Mina" means "march (the month)" in Laotian.
-- Aqua  9/30/2007
I think it's a sweet name. I can see this on a little girl with big dark eyes or on a calm grandmother figure.
-- gaelruadh19  11/11/2007
In Bulgaria "Mina" is a feminine name. Here it is also used as a short form of "Maria".
-- iva_toneva  11/25/2007
In Slovenia, it's used as a form of Minka, which is a pet form of Marija.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2007
Mina Bellbons was a freedom fighter in Russia but was shot while going to her son's funeral in 1922 in St. Petersberg Russia.
-- ianlam  11/30/2007
I love this name because it makes me think of someone who is philosophical, strong willed and natural.
-- Katja Eidis  1/18/2008
Too close to mean.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/4/2008
I think Mina is so gorgeous. I love Mina as a nickname for Wilhelmina, Marina, and Mariana.
-- southernbrighteyes  5/16/2008
I think Mina is pretty but Wilhemina is a terrible name.
-- yohevid  8/3/2008
Mina is very common in Spanish, it is also the Nickname for Guillermina. My name is Mina and have never been called mean. People actually tell me I am very sweet and my name is great. In Spanish Mina means mine.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2008
I think Mina is an absolutely beautiful name. And even though it's short for Wilhelmina, I really think it sounds better as a name in its own right. At least, it doesn't have a nickname-y quality to me. I think it's really a nice name.
-- Pippin  10/1/2008
My great-grandmother was called Mina (short for Whilhelmina), but they always pronounced it MY-na, not MEE-na. My name is Mina (MY-na) as well.
-- history  1/12/2009
The name Mina is also used as a short form for Wilhelmina in both Dutch and Limburgish. And not only for Wilhelmina - it is also often a short form for Jacomina (in both languages). [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  12/10/2009
Actually, the only Mina I have ever met was a boy. I don't know how common this is, but now the name sounds masculine to me.
-- IYV  7/30/2010
I believe this is a common Persian name that they use in Iran, I had a friend with the same name and in the language Persian it is MEE-naa, it is also a name not a nickname (in Persian though )
-- negar  11/12/2010
The lady I know named Mina pronounces it as My-na.
-- Liesl  7/21/2011
Mena Suvari (b. 1979 in Newport, Rhode Island) is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
According to the anthropologist Tone Bringa in the book "Being Muslim the Bosnian Way", Mina is used in Bosnia as a diminutive of Emina.
-- overtheclouds  10/11/2012
Mina is a very uncommon name. I love how the name is so cute!
-- Melys11  11/24/2012
Mina ( Mee- na) is a wonderful name. It stands out and is youthful, spunky and fun. It may not be popular but it is a really nice name.
-- Melys11  11/24/2012
As a Dutch name, it could be derived from the Dutch word 'minne', which means 'love'.
-- Thalia  11/27/2013
My name is Mina. I found many different meanings of it but I like this one the most: in old Greek Mina used to be a male name meaning the Moon phase. Then they started to use it as a female name.
-- minamina  5/3/2014
Mina Mongoose is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
-- Anonymous User  10/17/2015
-- shutterspeedoflight  2/22/2016
In Italian Mina could be a short for Giacomina (Jacqueline) and Guglielmina (Willemina). It's a nice nickname for a girl in my opinion.
-- Jake Fax  7/5/2016

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