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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Salina

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa*li"na
Senses
  1. A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.
  2. Salt works.

Etymology: Cf. L. salinae, pl., salt works, from sal salt. See Saline (a.)

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  1. A town in central Kansas
Wiktionary

From salina, saline.

  1. An island of the coast of Sicily.
  2. A town in Colorado.
  3. A city in Kansas.
  4. A town in New York.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.
  6. An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania.
  7. A city in Utah.

Of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of, or a coinage inspired by, Selina. The place name seems an unlikely source.

  1. A female given name.

    Notable Persons Named Salina

    Salina was born on November 16th, 1976 in Keiyo District. Salina is also known as Salina Jebet Kosgei.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Salina

    Anastasia was born on December 30th, 1988.

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    Justin Salina is an athlete for the Limón F.C.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1882 6 6 0
    1884 5 5 0
    1886 6 6 0
    1888 7 7 0
    1890 6 6 0
    1891 8 8 0
    1892 5 5 0
    1894 7 7 0
    1895 5 5 0
    1896 6 6 0
    1897 5 5 0
    1898 6 6 0
    1899 6 6 0
    1900 8 8 0
    1901 6 6 0
    1903 5 5 0
    1905 5 5 0
    1906 8 8 0
    1907 9 9 0
    1908 5 5 0
    1910 10 10 0
    1911 7 7 0
    1912 9 9 0
    1913 7 7 0
    1915 8 8 0
    1916 8 8 0
    1917 11 11 0
    1918 7 7 0
    1919 12 12 0
    1920 9 9 0
    1921 8 8 0
    1922 8 8 0
    1923 10 10 0
    1924 8 8 0
    1925 10 10 0
    1926 10 10 0
    1927 6 6 0
    1928 6 6 0
    1929 8 8 0
    1931 8 8 0
    1933 6 6 0
    1934 7 7 0
    1938 13 13 0
    1945 7 7 0
    1947 11 11 0
    1948 14 14 0
    1949 8 8 0
    1950 7 7 0
    1951 10 10 0
    1952 16 16 0
    1953 7 7 0
    1954 15 15 0
    1955 7 7 0
    1956 6 6 0
    1957 9 9 0
    1958 22 22 0
    1959 15 15 0
    1960 27 27 0
    1961 35 35 0
    1962 35 35 0
    1963 25 25 0
    1964 33 33 0
    1965 33 33 0
    1966 27 27 0
    1967 46 46 0
    1968 49 49 0
    1969 47 47 0
    1970 39 39 0
    1971 98 98 0
    1972 81 81 0
    1973 97 97 0
    1974 103 103 0
    1975 90 90 0
    1976 161 161 0
    1977 386 386 0
    1978 202 202 0
    1979 169 169 0
    1980 186 186 0
    1981 186 186 0
    1982 192 192 0
    1983 168 168 0
    1984 162 162 0
    1985 156 156 0
    1986 160 160 0
    1987 151 151 0
    1988 180 180 0
    1989 194 194 0
    1990 178 178 0
    1991 198 198 0
    1992 205 205 0
    1993 252 252 0
    1994 262 262 0
    1995 233 233 0
    1996 142 142 0
    1997 131 131 0
    1998 117 117 0
    1999 109 109 0
    2000 98 98 0
    2001 92 92 0
    2002 88 88 0
    2003 82 82 0
    2004 68 68 0
    2005 61 61 0
    2006 79 79 0
    2007 59 59 0
    2008 61 61 0
    2009 61 61 0
    2010 42 42 0
    2011 63 63 0
    2012 58 58 0
    2013 61 61 0
    2014 56 56 0
    2015 40 40 0
    2016 35 35 0
    2017 36 36 0

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Salina U.S.
      White 38.83% 64.26%
      African American 3.10% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.82% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 56.28% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Salina

    People with the last name Salina are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Salina

    • How Popular is the name Salina? Salina is the 3,102nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Salina was the 36,477th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Salina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,959 babies born with the first name Salina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Salina to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Salina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Salina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Salina is Friday, January 31st, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Salina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Salina was in 1977 with a total of 386 babies.
    • Random Salina Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Salina is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 16 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1992.
    • Weird things about the name Salina: Your name in reverse order is Anilas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnsaai. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Salina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 613 people with the last name Salina.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Salina? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Salina as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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