Ancient Greek, Coptic, Female, Finnish, Greek mythology, K names, Mythology, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Kolina

Kolina is a female given name. I’ve seen many sites claim its from Greek meaning “pure” so I’m assuming it’s somehow related to Katherine, the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads, from hekas possibly meaning “far off” though another theory states it comes from a Greek word meaning “will”. It might also be derived from Greek aikia “torture”. Katherine could also be from a Coptic name meaning “my consecration of your name”. The spelling of the name was later changed to be associated with Greek katharos “pure”.

Kolina is also a Hawaiian female name, the Hawaiian form of Corinne or Corina, both of which come from Ancient Greek kore meaning “maiden”. It’s also possible that it’s a short form of Nikolina, the Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Serbian feminine form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people”. Incidentally, Kolina could also be a variant spelling of Colina, the feminine form of Colin, a medieval diminutive of Nicholas. Kolina is also a Finnish word meaning “rattle, noise, clatter”. I’ve also seen Kolina listed as a surname though I couldn’t find its exact origin and meaning.

Origin: Ancient Greek, Coptic, Proto-Indo-European, Finnish

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Variants:

  • Colina (English)

 

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