Rina (given name)

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Gender Female
Word/name Japanese, Sanskrit, Hebrew
Meaning Japanese: Different meanings depending on the kanji used
Hindi: "melted"
Hebrew: "song, joy"
Region of origin Japan

Rina is a feminine given name with multiple origins. It is also a feminine name in the Sanskrit language meaning "melted" or "dissolved", and is also a Hebrew name meaning "song; joy".[1] The name Rina is also a Russian hypocoristic for Ekaterina and is a feminine given name of Japanese origins, where it was proportionately used the most in the twentieth century.[citation needed]


  • Rina Aizawa (逢沢 りな, born 1991), Japanese actress and gravure idol
  • Rina Akiyama (秋山 莉奈, born 1985), Japanese actress
  • Rina Koike (小池 里奈, born 1993), Japanese actress and idol
  • Rina Nagasaki (長崎 莉奈, born 1987), Japanese gravure idol
  • Rina Misaki, female Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Rina Morelli (1908-1976), an Italian film and stage actress
  • Rina Satō (佐藤 利奈, born 1981), Japanese actress and singer
  • Rina Uchiyama (内山 理名, born 1981), Japanese actress and idol
  • Rina Zelyonaya (1902-1991), Soviet actress and singer
  • Ita Rina (1907-1979), Yugoslav actress


Art and literature[edit]

Musicians and singers[edit]

  • Rina Aiuchi (愛内 里菜, born 1980), former J-pop singer, songwriter, and producer
  • Rina Chikano (近野 莉菜, born 1993), member of the J-pop idol group AKB48
  • Rina Chinen (知念 里奈, born 1981), Japanese entertainer, model, TV actress, and former singer
  • Rina Fujisawa (藤沢 里菜 born 1998), Japanese professional Go player
  • Rina Ketty (1911-1996), French chanteuse
  • Rina Massardi (1897–1979), Italian-Uruguayan singer, actress, and filmmaker
  • Rina Sawayama (born 1990), Japanese-British singer-songwriter
  • Rina Suzuki (鈴木理菜, born 1991), Japanese musician, drummer, and vocalist of the all-female pop rock band SCANDAL

Other persons[edit]

  • Rina Chibany (born 1991), Lebanese beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Lebanon in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant
  • Rina Mimoun, American television writer and producer
  • Rina Mor (born 1956), the first Israeli Miss Universe winner
  • Rina Schenfeld (born 1938), Israeli choreographer and dancer

Fictional characters[edit]