Meaning and Origin of the Name Ina
The name Ina is used as a nickname for names like Marina or Kristina that end in “ina”. Some common forms of Ina include Ena, Inna, Yna, and Inanne. Another form for Ina, used in Ireland, is Agnes. The name Ina is derived from an Anglo-saxon word meaning “home” or “to entertain”. The meaning of Ina is Christian woman or queen.
Predominantly used for girls, history show it has also been used for boys. King Ina of the West Saxons who, in 725 A.D,, is said to have added a one cent tax known as Peter’s Pence to every household. Collected during the Feast of Saint Peter during High Mass, it was used for a college in Rome.
Popularity of Ina
Archived records in Scotland show the popularity of Ina has not been great over the centuries, but there are some notable characters. In Ireland, two saints are named Ina. Other famous people named Ina include famous author and chef, Ina Gartin, and Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery.
In 2013 and 2014, the most popular girls names were Sophie and Emily. The name Ina didn’t even make the top 100. Based on past history, this trend is likely to continue.
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