Lina is a common female given name in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, , and 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". The Greek writing is Λίνα.
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 (American singer), neo-soul recording artist who was born in Denver, Colorado
- Lina (South Korean singer), (born 1984) singer who is a member of The Grace
- Lina Kostenko (born 1930), Ukrainian poet and writer
- 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 Magull (born 1994), German footballer
- Lina Marengo (1911–1987), Italian actress
- Lina Medina (born 1933), the youngest confirmed mother in medical history
- Lina Morgenstern (born 1830), German writer, educator, feminist and pacifist
- Lina Nikolakopoulou (born 1958), Greek lyricist
- 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 (disambiguation)
- Li Na (disambiguation)
- Lina Makhul (born 1993), Arab singer
- 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, a fictional character from the TV short series Jay Jay's Mysteries from Jay Jay the Jet Plane
- Lena, a fictional character from the animated TV show series DuckTales (2017).
- 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
- 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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