Dinah

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dinah

"Dinah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God has judged". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Hebrew דִּינָה "judged, vindicated".

  1. A daughter of Jacob and Leah. (biblical character)
  2. A female given name of biblical origin. Alternative form of Dina.

Notable Persons Named Dinah

Dinah Drake Lance is a comics character.

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Dinah Shore was a musician. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1994. Dinah was given the name Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916 in Winchester, Tennessee, U.S. She passed away on February 24th, 1994.

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Dinah Washington was a jazz, blues, rhythm, gospel music, and traditional pop music musician. She plays Piano, Vibraphone, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to present. Dinah was given the name Ruth Lee Jones on August 29th, 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S. Dinah is also known as Queen of the Blues, Queen of the Jukebox, and Queen of Jam Sessions. She passed away on December 14th, 1963.

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Dinah Manoff is an actress and television director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Dinah was given the name Dinah Beth Manoff by her parents Arnold Manoff and Lee Grant on January 25th, 1958 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Dinah Sheridan was an actress. She was most active from 1932 to present. Dinah was given the name Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg on September 17th, 1920 in Hampstead, London, England. She left this life on November 25th, 2012.

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Dinah Soar is a comics character.

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How popular is the baby name Dinah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1882 8 8 0
1883 9 9 0
1884 9 9 0
1885 12 12 0
1886 7 7 0
1887 5 5 0
1888 12 12 0
1889 15 15 0
1890 9 9 0
1892 7 7 0
1893 8 8 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 12 12 0
1896 13 13 0
1897 13 13 0
1898 6 6 0
1899 8 8 0
1900 24 24 0
1901 7 7 0
1902 12 12 0
1904 14 14 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 12 12 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 15 15 0
1912 23 23 0
1913 21 21 0
1914 27 27 0
1915 21 21 0
1916 31 31 0
1917 24 24 0
1918 21 21 0
1919 32 32 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 31 31 0
1922 30 30 0
1923 27 27 0
1924 30 30 0
1925 22 22 0
1926 25 25 0
1927 21 21 0
1928 24 24 0
1929 12 12 0
1930 22 22 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 23 23 0
1933 35 35 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 37 37 0
1936 26 26 0
1937 35 35 0
1938 33 33 0
1939 35 35 0
1940 42 42 0
1941 69 69 0
1942 142 142 0
1943 178 178 0
1944 188 188 0
1945 162 162 0
1946 188 188 0
1947 217 217 0
1948 190 190 0
1949 216 216 0
1950 248 248 0
1951 237 237 0
1952 257 257 0
1953 257 257 0
1954 269 269 0
1955 346 346 0
1956 333 333 0
1957 324 324 0
1958 332 332 0
1959 298 298 0
1960 295 295 0
1961 237 237 0
1962 208 208 0
1963 177 177 0
1964 174 174 0
1965 142 142 0
1966 123 123 0
1967 88 88 0
1968 91 91 0
1969 91 91 0
1970 103 103 0
1971 91 91 0
1972 97 97 0
1973 78 78 0
1974 60 60 0
1975 98 98 0
1976 81 81 0
1977 74 74 0
1978 69 69 0
1979 85 85 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 79 79 0
1982 64 64 0
1983 66 66 0
1984 72 72 0
1985 63 63 0
1986 43 43 0
1987 53 53 0
1988 68 68 0
1989 63 63 0
1990 51 51 0
1991 41 41 0
1992 45 45 0
1993 45 45 0
1994 51 51 0
1995 47 47 0
1996 64 64 0
1997 43 43 0
1998 51 51 0
1999 71 71 0
2000 65 65 0
2001 75 75 0
2002 73 73 0
2003 69 69 0
2004 55 55 0
2005 39 39 0
2006 60 60 0
2007 57 57 0
2008 57 57 0
2009 68 68 0
2010 47 47 0
2011 44 44 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 51 51 0
2014 53 53 0
2015 60 60 0
2016 54 54 0
2017 51 51 0

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Popularity of Dinah as a first name

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Popularity of Dinah as a last name

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Common last names for Dinah

  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Cohen
  • Hall
  • Davis
  • White
  • Schwartz
  • Morris

Fun Facts about the name Dinah

  • What name lists does Dinah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dinah? Dinah is the 2,481st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dinah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,162 babies born with the first name Dinah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dinah to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dinah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Dinah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dinah is Monday, March 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Dinah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dinah was in 1955 with a total of 346 babies.
  • Random Dinah Factoid: According to the 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dinah is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 12 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1948.
  • Weird things about the name Dinah: Your name in reverse order is Hanid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnadi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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