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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Medina

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Medina means "A mosque" and is of Arabic origin.

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  1. The ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
  2. A city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
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From Arabic اَلْمَدِينَة الْمُنَوَّرَة (al-madīna l-munawwara, “the enlightened city”).

  1. A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
  2. Various other cities of that name; see Wikipedia article on Medina.

    Medina was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish

    Notable Persons Named Medina

    Medina is a pop music, electropop, and dance music singing and songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Medina was given the name Andrea Fuentealba Valbak on November 30th, 1982 in Aarhus, Denmark.

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    She holds the title Woman Grandmaster(2013) and FIDE titles. Medina was born Medina Warda Aulia on July 7th, 1997 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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    Medina was born on November 2nd, 1962.

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    Medina Mehmedagic is an athlete for the SC Kriens (women).

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Medina

    Lina was born on September 27th, 1933 in Ticrapo, Peru.

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    Danilo Medina is a Secretary of State of the Presidency, President of the Chamber of Deputies, President of the Dominican Republic, President of theChamber of Deputies, and List of Presidents of the Dominican Republic. Danilo was born on November 10th, 1951 in Bohechío.

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    Ernest Medina is a military person.

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    Ricardo Medina Jr. is an actor. They were most prominent from 2002 to 2012. Ricardo was born on January 24th, 1979 in Kern County, California, U.S.

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    Chris Medina is a rock music and pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Edward Medina on November 30th, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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    Patricia Medina was an actress. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1978. Patricia was given the name Patricia Paz Maria Medina on July 19th, 1919 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Patricia is also known as Patricia Medina Cotten, Medina, and Patricia Paz Maria. She breathed her last breath on April 28th, 2012.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1948 5 5 0
    1952 6 6 0
    1953 9 9 0
    1954 7 7 0
    1955 14 14 0
    1956 9 9 0
    1957 17 17 0
    1958 14 14 0
    1959 10 10 0
    1960 13 13 0
    1961 15 15 0
    1962 16 16 0
    1963 24 24 0
    1964 17 17 0
    1965 18 18 0
    1966 17 17 0
    1967 18 18 0
    1968 11 11 0
    1969 16 16 0
    1970 16 16 0
    1971 21 21 0
    1972 20 20 0
    1973 24 24 0
    1974 20 20 0
    1975 27 27 0
    1976 24 24 0
    1977 20 20 0
    1978 20 20 0
    1979 21 21 0
    1980 24 24 0
    1981 19 19 0
    1982 14 14 0
    1983 14 14 0
    1984 20 20 0
    1985 23 23 0
    1986 14 14 0
    1987 17 17 0
    1988 19 19 0
    1989 28 28 0
    1990 21 21 0
    1991 29 29 0
    1992 29 29 0
    1993 35 35 0
    1994 36 36 0
    1995 29 29 0
    1996 24 24 0
    1997 28 28 0
    1998 43 43 0
    1999 33 33 0
    2000 41 41 0
    2001 44 44 0
    2002 37 37 0
    2003 38 38 0
    2004 32 32 0
    2005 53 53 0
    2006 33 33 0
    2007 33 33 0
    2008 39 39 0
    2009 41 41 0
    2010 39 39 0
    2011 34 34 0
    2012 32 32 0
    2013 34 34 0
    2014 42 42 0
    2015 26 26 0
    2016 26 26 0
    2017 38 38 0

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    Popularity of Medina as a first name

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    Popularity of Medina as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Medina U.S.
      White 5.69% 64.26%
      African American 0.60% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.92% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.33% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 91.16% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Medina

    People with the last name Medina are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Medina

    • How Popular is the name Medina? Medina is the 7,733rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Medina was the 133rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Medina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,630 babies born with the first name Medina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Medina to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Medina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Medina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Medina is Friday, February 6th, 1891.
    • What year had the most people named Medina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Medina was in 2005 with a total of 53 babies.
    • Random Medina Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Medina is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1979.
    • Weird things about the name Medina: Your name in reverse order is Anidem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nademi. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Medina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 188,497 people with the last name Medina.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Medina? Medina was ranked as the 133rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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