- a female given name.
Origin of -ina1
< Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus
- a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.
Origin of -ina2
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Examples from the Web for ina
A French green bean salad with warm goat cheese reminds Ina Garten of having lunch in Paris.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
November 27, 2014
The next day, Caro and his wife, Ina, packed their bags, drove to the airport, and bought two tickets to Paris.
Once the book was done, he promised Ina, they would finally take the trip to France they had desired for so long.
Caro came home to Roslyn one afternoon from a day of research, and Ina told him she had sold the house.
Ina drove me in, I got out of the car, and [the boxes] just reached up to my chin.
At her protesting expression, he finished, "Or do I call you Ina, still?"
Ina didn't think it worth while to apologize for her rudeness.
He didn't give Ina much, wouldn't lift a finger to defend her.
Even Ina Vandeman's effrontery wouldn't carry her to a finish on that.
Ina had sailed in by this time, and Ernestine followed more soberly.
Word Origin and History for ina
fem. suffix in titles and names, from Latin -ina.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper