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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Light; form of Helen
  • German : Noble
  • Greek : Truth

What does Alina mean and stand for?

The name Alina is of Greek origin and means "light" or "truth." It is also thought to be of German origin and means "noble." It is a variation of the names Adelina and Albina.

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How Popular Is The Name Alina


According to Social Security Administration data, Alina has been fairly stagnant since breaking the top 200 in 2014. It reached peak rank at position 156 in 2019, only to fall quite a few spots in 2020.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Alina was at its peak popularity in February 2018.

Alina is a very popular Russian name, with many namesakes such as ballerina Alina Somova, tennis player Alina Jidkova, violinist Alina Rinatovna Ibragimova, and novelist Alina Bronsky. Actor Dave Foley, former Cuban President Fidel Castro, and actress Selenis Leyva all chose the name for their daughters.

Where is it Popular?

Alina was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Alina

  • Alli
  • Lina
  • Nina

Pairs well with these middle names


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