Friday, August 23, 2013

Ias, Inas, & Itas

As much as I love the elaborate, austere appellations, I have a thing for the short & catchy--names that are compact and to the point.
I was browsing the other day, and started to think about -ina names--Nina, of course, Tina, Rina..which leads to Rita, oh, and Riya and Priya and Pia....I wonder just how many there are?
(and unless stated, these are all feminine)

  • Bia (Portuguese)
  • Diya (Arabic) [masculine]
  • Fia (Scandinavian)
  • Fria (Scandinavian)
  • Gia (English)
  • Kia (Scandinavian)
  • Lia (Italian, Portuguese)
  • Mia (English, German, Scandinavian)
  • Nia (Welsh)
  • Pia (German, Latin, Polish, Scandinavian, Spanish....)
  • Priya (Hindi)
  • Rhea (English)
  • Ria (German, Scandinavian)
  • Riya (Hindi)
  • Sia (Scandinavian)
  • Thea (English)
  • Tia (English)
  • Ziya (Arabic) [masculine]

  • Bina (German, Scandinavian)
  • Crina (Romanian)
  • Dina (Italian, Scandinavian)
  • Fina (Italian, Scandinavian)
  • Gina (English, Italian, Scandinavian)
  • Hina (Japanese)
  • Ina (everywhere with Latinate/Latinized names)
  • Kina (Swedish)
  • Lina (everywhere!) [multiple derivations]
  • Mina Dutch, English, French, German)
  • Nina (almost everywhere) [multiple derivations]
  • Rina (Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese) [multiple derivations]
  • Sina (Scandinavian)
  • Stina (Scandinavian)
  • Tina (Dutch, English, Italian)
  • Trina (English, Scandinavian)
  • Vina (Hindi)
  • Zina (Russian)

  • Brita (Scandinavian)
  • Chita (Spanish)
  • Dita (Albanian, Czech, Dutch, English, German, Scandinavian) [multiple derivations]
  • Gita (Croatian, Hindi, Scandinavian) [multiple derivations]
  • Lita (English)
  • Nita (English, Scandinavian)
  • Rita (everywhere with Latinate/Latinized names)
  • Sita (Hindi, Scandinavian) [multple derivations]
  • Vita (Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Scandinavian)
  • Zita (Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese)

1 comment:

  1. I have spent a few days (literally) reading your blog. I have been trying to find contact info so I can email you directly. I love how thoroughly you research and I am pregnant with my 3rd and am having terrible trouble getting my husband to agree on a name. I was wondering if you'd be open to me emailing you and maybe tossing some name ideas back and forth??