Lina is a common female given name in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, especially among those born after 1980. In 2011 it was one of the most popular female given names in Germany. It was initially used as a shortened form of names such as Karolina, Nikolina, Adelina, Evelina and Paulina. Since "-lina" is a diminutive suffix, it has no meaning of its own in Swedish. The Danish and Norwegian form is "Line".
In Arabic "Lina" (لينة) refers to a small, young palm tree. It means "tender" or "tenderness". In Greek it refers to the olive crown used for the hero.
- Lina (singer), neo-soul recording artist who was born in Denver, Colorado
- Lina Cavalieri (1874–1944), Italian operatic soprano
- Lina Heydrich (1911–1985), wife of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich
- Lina Krasnoroutskaya (born 1984), Russian former tennis player
- Lina Lee, South Korean singer who is a member of The Grace
- Lina Medina (born 1933), the youngest confirmed mother in medical history
- Lina Morgenstern (born 1830), German writer, educator, feminist and pacifist
- Lina Radke (born 1903), German runner and the first Olympic champion in the 800 m for women
- Lina Tsaldari (1887–1981), Greek politician
- Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992), Brazilian Modernist Architect born in Italy.
- Lina Wertmüller (born 1926), Italian film director
- Lina Leandersson (born 1995), Swedish actress
- Wang Lina, a Chinese long jumper
- Lina, a heroine in the video game Dota 2.
- Lina, a heroine from the video game Riviera: The Promised Land
- Lina Inverse, fictional sorceress from the anime series Slayers
- Lina Mayfleet, main character in the Books of Ember
- Lina, the maid in Astrid Lindgren's stories of Emil i Lönneberga (Emil of Maple Hill)
- Lina Lamont, character played by Jean Hagen in the movie Singin' in the Rain
- Lina (McLaidlaw), Aysgarth, character played by Joan Fontaine in the movie Suspicion (film)
- Lina the dog-like monster, in The Princess and Curdie
- LINA (software), a software to run applications compiled for Linux under Windows and OS X (Macintosh).
- frequency of given name Lina in Germany (chart) beliebte-vornamen.de Accessed: August 14, 2012
- 1000 most popular given names in 2011 (list) with Lina ranked 7th beliebte-vornamen.de Accessed: August 14, 2012
- Petrovsky, p. 33
- Wang Lina's family name is Wang and given name is Lina. A Chinese given name is made up of one or two random Chinese characters. There is no fixed, common Chinese given name. Someone's given name being "Lina" is coincidental. Such a given name is made up of a "Li" (possibly "丽", "莉", "厉", etc.) and a "Na" (possibly "娜", "纳", "拉", etc.). There are also some Chinese people with a full name "Li Na".
- Н. А. Петровский (N. A. Petrovsky). "Словарь русских личных имён" (Dictionary of Russian First Names). ООО Издательство "АСТ". Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-17-002940-3
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