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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Judged, Vindicated

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Dinah

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Dinah in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Dinah:

  • Records indicate that 5,999 girls in the United States have been named Dinah since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1955, when 348 people in the U.S. were given the name Dinah. Those people are now 65 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      11 Positive Comments

  • "Hello,my name is Dinah and I really love my name and sometimes people can't say Dinah they say Dyna and I'm used to that..I love my name so much ❤️" Sep. 19, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents gave me the most popular girl's name of my birth year (as well as many years afterward). I swore I would not do this to my own daughter. I also love Old Testament names, but of course wanted to avoid those (like Sarah) that were overused. Hence, Dinah, a name I and my daughter love!" Jun. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dinah, and I love it!It does get mispronounced quite often and spelled wrong but I think it's a beautiful name." Mar. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "named my daughter Dinah in 2001 and yes everyone calls her dena but I love that she has an ancient name that isn't shared by millions of others! People remember her. The first Dinah i ever met was a super cool, smart, feisty girl who was my college roommate's sister, so the name always had those connotations to me" Jun. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "People Always spell it Dina its kinda annoying having the name since in the country i live in its actually a word just its spelled Dina so yeah and I've only met 1 person with the name Dinan" May. 30, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced Dy Nuh, whats so hard about that? I have only met 2 others eith the name. Peoe always compliment the name." Jul. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "remember Dinah shore.....and a character on a soap....would def consider it with the hyphen lee if I had a girl" Jan. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter dinah in October of 2009. Everyone always pronounces it dena. But I always get compliments on her old time name." Feb. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. Have only met one or two other Dinah's in my life and really feel territorial about it. I like having a unique name. It definitely gets butchered in spelling and mispronounced all the time, but I still love it." Oct. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cool name! Unusual. A character from George Eliot's Adam Bede, Dinah was a woman who preached her spiritual convictions despite social ostratization, and who eventually won the heart of the book's eponymous hero through her honor, purity, and heart. I've considered this for my daughter, though there'd always be "some one in the kitchen with [her]" according to "I've Been Working on the Railroad."" Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dinah and I love it. I like it because i have never met anyone else with my name, but nobody ever pronounces it right. And most people spell Dinah with out the h or spell it Dyna. But other than that, i think my name is pretty cool." Sep. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "I love the name Dinah. I have only sons, but would have loved to have had a daughter named Dinah. I named a female cat that name when I adopted her from a shelter. I was CRAZY about her. She had so much personality! She is in animal heaven now, but she was my most favorite female cat I have ever had. SO glad I named her Dinah." Oct. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wow!!! My name is Dinah too!! Its so cool to know there are so many of us!! I love my name! Hope one of my kids name their daughter after me!!! And yes, it's ALWAYS mispronounced!!!" Jun. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Avoid this name if your surname's Pink, Black, or even Mann. The reason? Because of the 1983 Super Sentai installment in Japan called Kagaku Sentai (i.e. Scientific Squadron) Dynaman. One of the four male members is Ryuu Hoshikawa (aka Dyna Black) and the only female in the team is Rei Tachibana (aka Dyna Pink). Not to mention that six episodes of the show were taken and dubbed into English and aired as a gag parody (under the title "Dynaman") on the USA Network Channel Night Flight. And that was before even Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (translated into English from Japanese as "Dinosaur Squadron Beast Rangers"; "zyu" is a pun on "juu", beast in Japanese), let alone Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!" Feb. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "nice name and not used that much. Needs to make a comeback" Aug. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dinah but everybody mispronounces it all the time!" Jul. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Former Beatle George Harrison and his second wife, Olivia Arias, gave their son an anagram of this name when he was born in 1978. They named him Dhani (which is pronounced like 'Danny')." Nov. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Don't name your daughter this if your surname is Black, for in a Power Rangers-like show in Japan in 1983 called 'Kagaku Sentai Dynaman' (Scientific Squadron Dynaman), from which six episodes were later taken and made into a parody on 'Night Flight' and simply entitled 'Dynaman', the five heroes of that program consisted of only one woman, Rei Tachibana/DynaPink (Slojin in the parody), among four men - Hokuto Dan/DynaRed (Wooshi in the parody), Ryuu Hoshikawa/DynaBlack (Huba in the parody), Yousuke Shima/DynaBlue (Franky in the parody), and Kousaku Nangou/DynaYellow (Cowboy in the parody)." Sep. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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