Mena (name)

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Mena is both a Basque[1][2][3][4] and Sephardic[5][6] surname and a feminine given name. Meena tribe of India is also spelled as Mena.

Basque meaning[edit]

Found in the valley of Mena (Alava, which today is Burgos), with branches in Bilbao and in Dima (Biscay) and it appears to have also moved from there into Navarre. It appears to mean mineral or a vein of mineral deposits, however at least one author, Lopez Mendizabal, holds that its meaning is pastoral.

Notable people with the name[edit]


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