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Subject: Re: where did this name originate from
Author: _Minerva_   (Authenticated as _Minerva_)
Date: April 28, 2009 at 10:22 AM
Reply to: where did this name originate from by zinka

I only found Zinka as a Russian severe or dunning form of Zinaida.

http://www.russlandjournal.de/typisch/russische-namen/russische-maedchennamen/
("Verächtlich" means contomptuous but I asked a Russian girl who told me that the "ka"-ending forms are not insulting but severe.)

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