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Meaning of Dinah

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The name Dinah has the following meaning:

Justified. This name originates from the Old Testament, but may also have been a dimunitive of Claudina. It was far less popular in the southern USA states, than in the north.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Dinah is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dinah in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Dinah is pronounced as die-nah


Dinah originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dinah and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dinah: Boys - Ebb, Hezekiah, Isaiah, Jair, Girls - Bethany, Hannah, Neta, Both genders - Ira, Joan, Judith


Popular Variants for the name Dinah: Dena, Deneen, Denia, Denica, Dina (English), Dinora, Dinorah, Dyna, Dynah


Common nicknames for the name Dinah are: Di


We think the name Dinah should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dinah to be: An old-fashioned woman who is hardworking and energetic

In one word, you might describe Dinah as a(n) "old-fashioned" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dinah (or its variants) are:

Dinah Beth Manoff, born on 25 January, a famous actress. Dinah Beth Manoff's background: American stage and film actress. She is best known for her television role as Carol Weston on the sitcom 'Empty Nest', and her role as Elaine Lefkowitz-Dallas on 'Soap'. She also appeared in the renowned box office hit, 'Grease' in 1977, as 'Marty'.

Dinah Shore, born on 29 February, a famous singer. Dinah Shore's background: American singer, actress and television personality. She failed her auditions to sing in bands, but later struck out on her own as a solo singer, with much success. Her popularity peaked during the 1940s and 1950s, with over 80 charted hits. She then went on to host television music, variety and talk shows.

Dinah Washington, born on 29 August, a famous singer. Dinah Washington's background: The Queen of Blues. She was well-known for her strong vocals and emotion-laden singing, hence the title of Queen of Blues, and was also a strong influence on Aretha Franklin, who is the Queen of Soul and a multi-award winning artiste. Her repertoire included jazz, blues, R&B and even light pop. Because of her insistence on not mixing secular with spiritual music, she never did include gospels in her entire professional singing career.
Destiny (32)
Diana (107)
Daisy (144)
Diamond (226)
Denise (335)
Daniella (338)
Dulce (430)
Deja (473)
Daphne (573)
Deborah (600)
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