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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Taina
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Taina in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Taina:
Records indicate that 248 girls in the United States have been named Taina since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2001, when 248 people in the U.S. were given the name Taina. Those people are now 19 years old.
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Comments about the name Taina
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39 Positive Comments
""My daughter's name is Taina. I am Puerto Rican and my husband is African American. My husband has 2 boys and they both have his initials T.J.P. No one has her middle name because which is Jevona?. Yes I've searched. My husbands middle name is Jevon. Puerto Rican's are of Taino Indian decent, the Spaniards brought slaves with them and killed the Tainos and enslaved them as well as raped them. I know it sounds crazy to name my daughter Taina. But I feel like that history, the culture, traditions and food aren't passed down. I want my daughter to know where she comes from, I'm teaching her Spanish as well. She's only 2 and is bilingual. She doesnt look mixed so as far as the jon force i feel that she'll have an advantage. People misspell and mispronounce it all the time Tiana, Thalia and Taynah. ALL IN ALL its a beautiful name with lots of history. Taina also means feminine and it's an abbreviated version of Tatianna." Jan. 25, 2018:
"Hi my name Taina I live in Chicago IL,I am 10 years old.
I was named by my 20 year old brother after a tv from the 90's on nick. When I was little I hated the name.But after I got older I love it.I still get mad when they mock my name or pronounce it wrong.I also love it because of the Taino Indians . I think you should love your name no matter what it is ." Jun. 28, 2013:
"Hi my name is Taina (Tie-EE-Nah) and I'm Tongan but I live in New Zealand. I have so many pronunciations of my name I kinda just respond to whatever variation they come up with...Teina, Diana or the occasional Tanya" Jun. 21, 2012:
"My name is Taina and I'm from the Bronx, NY and I like my name but idk I still don't really like it though. I'm Puerto Rican and Japanese. My mom picked out the name, she's Puerto Rican and my dad is Japanese and his mother picked out my middle name Lee because she wanted me to have some of my Japanese herritage besides my last name but I believe my last name is 'Rican but I'm not sure since it goes under Japanese. Anyways that's it." Feb. 22, 2012:
"My name is Taina and I'm from harlem Ny and i love my name I am puerto rican and black my grandmother named me because of the native Taino indians and I love it!" Nov. 4, 2011:
"My name is Taina (Tie-EE-Nah) like hyena. haha & i LOVE my name! i live in sandusky ohio & NOBODY has my name! i love of how nobody can pronounce it because its so unique (:! i'm very happy to have this first name because everbody loves it & i just blunly enjoy this name! i don't want any other. (: XoXo" Nov. 4, 2010:
"I named my daughter Taina and I love her name it represents her heritage since her father is Puerto Rican. She loves her name it makes her more unique.She also, at 7, explains to people that they should pronouce it Phonetically." Oct. 14, 2010:
"My name is Taina and I'm Haitian(from Haiti).
When I got to the USA, my first year entering high school was the funniest! Nobody was able to say it correctly. They would call me Tania, Tatiana, or whatever... What was also surprising is that, I was the only one at school with this name. Everybody else's name was common! (with some exceptions...lol)
I don't mind that they mispell or mispronounce my name, because that makes it special! I love it??" Sep. 18, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Taina. I love this name because being of Puerto Rican background, it does have it's history of our Tainos. Yes people misspell and mispronounce it all the time. LOL She has been called Tina, Tatiana,Tiana, Tanya and even Tiny. But hey who cares! I love the name and my daughter who is now 4 years old loves it as well. She is known to her friends at school as Princess Taina- What more can a little girl want :)" Aug. 6, 2010:
"My name Ruth and i was born in Haiti,but my middle name is Taina. I like it better so thats what I tell people to call me. Sure people have a hard time pronouncing it. It's so funny seeing them try.Love the name. But mom not so happy that people don't call me Ruth instead, But TAINA is cool with me.Going to high school this year can't wait to hear how people say my name." Aug. 5, 2010:
"I have loved this name for the longest time. I am currently pregnant and my husband and I plan on calling her Taina after our indeginous ancestors (I am Puerto Rican and he is Dominican). They were called the Taino (pronounced Tie-EE-no). I know she may have a hard time with people pronouncing and spelling it wrong, but hopefully we can teach her enough about her roots to help her love her name, anyway." Jul. 16, 2010:
"my names taina and i live in new york i havent met anyone with the same name as me yet. i love my name but no one can pronounce it. i get used to it though. i believe it mean fariy queen. im expecting a little girl and i was wondering if carter would be a cute name for her i love that name but my husband is alittle nervous that she will get picked on because its a boys name. what do u guys think would it be weird or cute?" Jun. 6, 2010:
"My name is Tainah (Ta-i-naH open A) here in Brazil it means Star or the first ray of the sun! I love my name too!" Jun. 3, 2010:
"hi my name is the same as yours but spell like this tiona" Apr. 21, 2010:
"Tainı (with a strong "ah" in the end is a very popular name wich means "star" in Tupi, an indigenous name!
May God bless you endlessly!" Apr. 15, 2010:
"I am surprised no one seems to know that taina is also the russian word for 'mystery'.. i speak russian and i think it's beautiful for that reason.." Dec. 28, 2009:
"My name is Taina, my family is from Finland but I grew up in Mexico. I love my name name but here is a nightmare no one is used to this name, I still have problems with some documents." Dec. 2, 2009:
"My name is Taina and I was named after the puertorican indians (TAINO'S)..I love my name cause it is beautiful,unique, and it has a true meaning to it...." Oct. 27, 2009:
"Taina is my daughter's name. I love this name because it is a part of our ancestors and I think we should always remember where we came from. I have experienced people spelling it wrong and saying it wrong as well, but that is ok. The meaning of this name will always be the same." Jul. 12, 2009:
"it's my name (pronounced tie-e-nuh) and i love it. my friends call me ty (pronounced tie). growing up yes i had constant problems mostly with teachers pronouncing it. I admit i learned to love my name as i grew older, knowing it came from my ancestors the puerto rican taino indians. people say i look like an indian and the name matches beautifully." Jun. 3, 2009:
"My name is Taına (ty-e-nah). I absolutely LOVE the my name. Hey I'm a leo as well." Apr. 5, 2009:
"Excellent name. love the origin of it. it needs to be utilized more often" Mar. 10, 2009:
"well this is the I time I looked at one of these sites.. And why ?? U ask.. well I just has a beautiful baby girl and when I was pregnant, I suddenly came out with this name taina pronounced (Tie-Ee-Na) spelled a little uniquely also, daddy loved this name and while I grew bigger, I started disliking it lol.. Well now I have this little girl who didn't have a name until we were getting ready to leave the hospital lol, and I ask her "do u want ur name to be taina?" and she smiled, then I asked her the other name I had in mind .. And she put this sad face, so being since I was on some medication due to my c-section lol, I asked again .. And she did the same exact thing, smile for taina , sad face for the other name!!! So there you have it your name is taina spelled a little differently, and so far almost everyone has pronounced it wrong, even family members and most people can't spell it, but my baby girl was sure happy with it!! So in the end so am I ...." Dec. 16, 2008:
"In the Cook Islands Maori language, Taina (pronouced Ty-nah) is a name used on girls. It is the name of a gardenia. This sweet-smelling flower is commonly used in ei garlands.
On the other hand, Teina (pronounced Tae-nah) is used on both boys and girls. It means little brother or sister." Oct. 20, 2008:
"I love my name. I've only met a few people with this name. People get confused, because i spell my name Tahina, but the h is silent. It is spelled like the Tahina sauce, except the h is pronouced in the sauce.My mom wanted to be unique i guess." Dec. 28, 2007:
"I named my daughter Taina after the indigenous Tainos Indians. I believe it means fairy princess. It was really important for me to name my daughter after her ancestors. This is a way of her knowing who she really is and that she comes from so much more than just a city, place, race, or color. I named her not knowing what she would look like. She truely looks like an Indian. Straight black hair, dark eyes and dark-red skin. Her personality is even Indian like. She soaks in the earth and everything in it and releases it through her energy." Jun. 13, 2007:
"My name is Taina and people always mispronounce and mispell it too. After a while it doesn't bother me anymore. The actual meaning derives from the Taino indians, which descended from the caribbean islands. They were an indian tribe but the were eventually mostly killed off by the Eurpoeans when they came over from Eurpoe on there discovery of the "New World" that already existed and had a way of life already. The orginally meaning of Taino is peace. When Christopher Columbus came over to the island the chief met him and said "taino" meaning peace. The orginal tribe name was the Arawaq indians. So there you go, Taina and it's history." May. 12, 2007:
"My name is Taina. I pronounc it as TY-EE-NUH but my mom says it is pronounced as TAW-EE-NUH. peopl alwaya say teeoona, tiana, tatianna, tanya, tina, everything you can think of. but since it is so unique and people rarely have it i dont mind much." Mar. 25, 2007:
"Taina is my sister's name. We pronounce it Tay-Nuh. It is a Finnish name, but there it's pronounced something like Dinah." Feb. 28, 2007:
"taina is my name so a lot of people spell it wrong.my name is said taena,but spelled like t a i n a." Dec. 28, 2006:
I love my name. 9 times out of 10 it is pronounced wrong and spelled wrong, but I stil love it. I have met a few young girls with the names but not any adults. There is a reported in New York with the name though." Aug. 14, 2006:
"I named my daughter Taina (Tayeena) because of my taino indian heritage from the dominican republic. there are problems ofter with the way her name is pronounced but she is happy to have it because its different" Jun. 15, 2006:
"My daughter's name is Taina and allot of people not only spell it wrong but also pronouce it wrong...I have to constantly tell people how to write and pronounce her name. Love the name because of its uniqueness and the name's heritage" Jun. 8, 2006:
"umm i know a boy called Taina, a maori boy... pronounced tye-nah" Apr. 19, 2006:
"My Daughter's name is Tiana pronounced TEE-Ah Na
It is often pronounced Tee-Anna and she hates that!!" Feb. 6, 2006:
"Yes! Everyone pronounces my name wrong! It is like Ty + nah. Or Ty-ee-nah, but the "ty" and "ee" VERY fast so it sounds like the first pronounciation." Jan. 30, 2006:
"My name is Taina and I was named after the Taino Indians. I am 32 years old and growing up, people always pronounced my name incorrectly, from Ty-na, tay-na, Teena. Recently, however, I have found as the popularity of my name grows, pronounciation is not so bad, Ty-ee-na. My family roots originate from Puerto Rico." Dec. 23, 2005:
"My name is Taina, 30 years old and I'm living in Finland. Name is very rare within girls on my age. Most women with Taina name is older or very old, even from last decade. I'm very proud about this name. Taina means in Russian "secret". I know couple songs that tells about girl who's name is Taina. In these songs Taina is very happy and beautiful. I've found out that people very often spell my name like "diana" or "tania". I hate people who call me Tanja by mistake.
taina.leppanen(at)suomi24.fi" Dec. 19, 2005:
"i love the name Taina, heard frm watching a program on nick called Taina, about a puerto rican girl trying to become a star,i like this version taken frm Taino indians in puerto rico...NOT the scandanavian vrsion pronouced TAY na!! pronounced Tayeena is the way im gonna call my baby girl!" Jul. 15, 2005:
22 Neutral Comments
"Hi my name is Taina and I don't really like my name" May. 11, 2017:
"Hi my name is Taina and I love my name because it's unique and awesome!Don't worry about others opinions..." Jan. 13, 2016:
"My name is Taina. It's pronounced Tan-ya! I'm from Louisiana and have came across only two other people who share my name! I love that my name is unique and most people struggle with the correct pronunciation! I think I've become immune to the frequent mispronunciation of my name because I now answer to whatever! I really don't mind!" Jul. 15, 2015:
"my name is taina and so many people say and spell it wrong for example they spell it like this tyena and this tiana lots of people say my name is nice and different and everytime people say my name they say it right but spell it wrong or people will spell it right but say it wrong but i still love my name" Jun. 27, 2013:
"Strongly like the names TAINA and TAINO. But what exactly do they mean??? Read once that Taino meant brave spirit. So off of that alone i fell in love with the name!! Anyone heard any different meanings?" May. 7, 2012:
"My daughters name is Ta?na, because of the Ta?no Indians from Puerto Rico. It means good or noble." Dec. 22, 2011:
"my name is Taynah (Tie-EE-Nah)and I'm brazilian
means "star" in Tupi, an indigenous brazilian name
I love my name!my friends call me Tanny
=]" Jun. 29, 2011:
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"My name is Taina, my father was a New Zealander from the Edmonds/Fox families. The Edmonds owned the Sure to Rise baking powder factory. I always have to say my name sounds like hyena, I also get called Tania and Tanya. I live in StPete Beach FL but was born in Chiswick London U.K." Feb. 17, 2011:
"my name is taina im form chile i think im the olnly person in chile with the name jjaja my family is from finland and its an origynal finland name but here everyone likes my name and i think is beautiful and origynali like :P" Jan. 19, 2011:
"my name is taina my 21 year old sister named me after a tv show on nickelodeon" Sep. 23, 2010:
"My Name is Taina, I love all of these comments.
Figures.. I'm a Leo.
Cool! I'll post my picture later..I'm at work.
Are most Taina's weird if they are ...
yep thats Me. ;P" Feb. 23, 2009:
"In the Cook Islands Maori language, "Taina" (pronounced Ty-nah) is the name of a fragrant gardenia flower used commonly in decorations and ei-making (flower necklaces). It is a common name used only for women.
"Teina" (pronounced similar to Dana in English) on the other hand, means little brother or little sister. It is also a common name used in the Cook Islands for both genders." Oct. 14, 2008:
"i will name my daighter taino due to my indian heritege of the dominican republic its a gorgeous name" Mar. 20, 2008:
"yeh my name is taina n throughout my whole school years people mis-pronounced n mis-spelled my name soo wrong lol itz amazing if i did come across anyone with the same name usually boys though, i couldnt stand tryin to correct my name so i just left it so i was called, tania, tiana, teynah, tarna, tina bla bla bla...you say it as (tie-nah) in maori it means the youngest brother frm a brother funny huh seems as though i am a GIRL lol n i am not the youngest" Sep. 15, 2007:
"Thatıs my name (in Finland)! Internationally pretty often spelled like "Tania"" Sep. 6, 2007:
"I NAMED MY DAUGHTER tAINA AFTER THE tAINO INDIANS IN pUERTO rICO AND THE CARIBBEAN. WHEN MY DAUGHTER WHO IS 8 NOW STARTED SCHOOL, I WOULD HAVE TO PUT THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER NAME NEXT TO HER NAME ON EVERYTHING. tAINA (TAH-EE-NAH OR TIE-E-NAH) JUST BRINGS BACK MEMORIES...LOL" Nov. 30, 2006:
"My father named me Taina. He 'made it up'. My mom wanted to call me Tania and he wanted to call me Titania from the fairy queen in the Shakespere play "midsummer nights dream"....so they combined the sounds and created "Taina", said with the 'ai' as a long 'a' vowel. Later, my father found an article in the newspaper about this indian from South America who had this name and it had an actual meaning "Morning Light". A lady from Finland told me that it is a common name there.
Taina" Apr. 25, 2006:
"it's okay, it's original but everyone pronounces tina for about 100 times before getting it through their skulls that it's TAINA rhymes with CHINA" Mar. 17, 2006:
"My name is Tainı, i'm from Brazil but i living in the united states,many people say my name wrong,but brazilians say my name correct, the correct way to sa my name is Tainah, i meet all brazilian people who have this name.The meaning of this name is the shining star in sky, they say that name come from south america native indians." Feb. 21, 2006:
"In school not to many people know how to pronounce my name and often say that the name is very unique." Jan. 25, 2006:
"I know a puerto ricanwoman who's name is Taina but its spelled TAYEENA. i think it looks prettier that way." Jan. 6, 2006:
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