Ina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of given names ending in -ina, e.g. Georgina, Christina, Wilhelmina.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina

  1. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1935 Winthrop Ames: What Shall We Name the Baby? Simon and Schuster, New York. page 18:
      Miss Ina Claire tells me that half her acquaintances call her "Eenah" and the other half "Eynah". She answers docilely to either.
    • 1995 Salman Rushdie: The Moor's Last Sigh →ISBN page 139:
      The eldest, originally called Christina in spite of her Jewish father's protests, eventually had her name sliced in half. "Stop sulking, Abe," Aurora commanded. "From now on she's plain Ina without the Christ." So poor Ina grew up with only half a handle, and when the second child was born a year later matters were made worse because this time Aurora insisted on "Inamorata". Abraham protested again: "People will confuse," he said plaintively. "And this Ina-more it is like saying she is Ina-plus."

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of Wilhelmina and similar names.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina

  1. A female given name.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈi.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ina

Proper noun[edit]

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ina f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Ina: Inuson
  • daughter of Ina: Inudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ina
Accusative Inu
Dative Inu
Genitive Inu

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἴνα (Ína).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ina f sg (genitive Inae); first declension

  1. An inland town in the south of Sicily mentioned by Ptolemy

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ina
Genitive Inae
Dative Inae
Accusative Inam
Ablative Inā
Vocative Ina
Locative Inae

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References[edit]

  • Ina in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1894. From names ending in -ina, and from Inese.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Ina was the only given name of 2735 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From names ending in -ina, such as Katarina and Regina, and from Ineza.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Karolina, Katarina, Nikolina.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina

  1. A female given name.Variant: Ine.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Sabina, Severina, and of Inez. First recorded in Sweden in 1836.

Proper noun[edit]

Ina c (genitive Inas)

  1. A female given name.

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