Inna (given name)

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Gender female
Word/name Russian
Meaning "strong water"
Region of origin Russia

Inna is a Russian name supposedly meaning "strong water".[1] It was the name of an early male Russian martyr, but is currently used as a feminine name only.[2] Inna was the fourth most popular name given to baby girls born in Moscow, Russia in 2007.[3] In ancient Greece the name Ἴννα (Inna) is also attested[4] (probably from ἴννην innen, meaning "little girl"[5]), however a connection with the Russian Inna has not been confirmed. In other Russian sources Inna means fountain, lively and full of life.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

  • Inna Yoffe (born 1988), Israeli Olympic synchronized swimmer
  • Inna (born 1986), Romanian singer


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  3. ^ MN Weekly (Russia) Moscow News Weekly Retrieved on May 18, 2008
  4. ^ Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, Oxford
  5. ^ ἴννην, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, at Perseus Digital Library