Family name origins & meanings
- Muslim : shortened form of any of the many Arabic names formed with the word dīn ‘religion’, for example Saifuddin ‘sword of religion’ or Salahuddin ‘righteousness of religion’.
- Indian (northern states) : Hindu name derived from Sanskrit dina ‘humble’.
- Scottish : unexplained. According to Black, this is an old Strathblane surname.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname from Yiddish din ‘thin’.