Arina is a Russian variant of Irina, a cognate of Irene meaning “peace”. Irene (also spelled Eirene) is the goddess of peace in Greek mythology. I’ve also seen it listed as being a feminine form of Arni, an Old Norse name meaning “eagle”.
According to Wikipedia, Arina is also a Kurdish feminine name meaning “flower plain” although I can’t attest to the accuracy of that. If anyone knows more about it, please let me know.
Arina is also a Japanese feminine name with different meanings depending on the kanji used. The meanings are listed below at the end, although it’s possible there are other meanings besides the ones I’ve found. I’ve come across this site that shows all the possible kanji that can be used in a name. I don’t have the time, nor the effort, to look up every kanji for the meaning so I’ve listed the ones I’ve already come across. If anyone is interested in the other possible meanings on the site you’ll have to look it up yourself.
Origin: Greek, Old Norse, Japanese
- Irina (Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Finnish, Georgian)
- Irene (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Ancient Greek)
- Eirene (Ancient Greek)
*na (奈) is a phonetic character meaning it has no special meaning*
Arina 亜莉奈 (Japanese kanji) “second, Asia+jasmine”
Arina 亜利奈 (Japanese kanji) “second, Asia+advantegous/profit”
Arina 亜梨奈 (Japanese kanji) “second, Asia+pear”
Arina 亜莉菜 (Japanese kanji) “second, Asia+jasmine+vegetables, greens”
Arina 亜利菜 (Japanese kanji) “second, Asia+advantegous/profit+vegetables, greens”
Arina 亜梨菜 (Japanese kanj) “second, Asia+pear+vegetables, greens”
*I’ve tried very hard to be as accurate as possible but I’m not a native Japanese speaker nor am I in any way fluent in the language, so there might be some mistakes.