National Alina Day is celebrated each year on November 19 in honor of this female-given name which has its roots in Europe. It is most prevalent in Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe. It is possibly derived from the name Adelina. In 2020, Alina was in the top 10 most common names in Switzerland and among the top 50 most popular names in Finland, Norway, Germany, and Austria.
Alina is a free-spirited, ambitious lady, who is self-sufficient and strong-willed. Although she knows where she’s going, she has no idea where she’s been. Her origins are unknown, and her name symbolizes different things in different countries and civilizations. It means ‘bearer of light’ in Armenian, ‘illustrious’ in Arabic, and is regarded as ‘noble’ in France. Alina is full of energy and has a bright future.
History of National Alina Day
Alina is a diminutive of Adelina, but it is also a Czech and Swedish variation of Helena. It is a feminine form of the Arabic boy’s name Ali. Alina has dubious origins. On the one hand, it is supposed to be derived from an Arabic term meaning ‘illustrious.’ The name is common in German-speaking nations and is thought to be a contraction of Adeline, which is a diminutive of Adle, from the Germanic language, also meaning ‘noble.’ And in Scotland, Alina is a feminine variant of the male Alistair (the Gaelic counterpart of the Greek name Alexander, which means ‘defender of mankind’). Alternatively, Aileen might be derived from the Gaelic word ‘àlainn,’ which means ‘beautiful.’ The name means ‘bearer of light’ in Armenian. In any event, all of these connotations share a similar common theme — grandeur, lightness, and attractiveness.
With an uncertain origin, this name is used in both English and German-speaking nations. It has been used as a feminine version of Alistair in Scotland. Alinas are mostly from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the U.K, and the U.S.
The name Alina is rated 1,111th in the list of the most popular names. There are at least 463,000 people with this name around the globe, accounting for around 0.007% of the population.
National Alina Day timeline
Alina Kabaeva emerges as one of the most decorated gymnasts in rhythmic gymnastic history with 21 European Championship medals and 14 World Championship medals.
Alina Vladimirovna Jidkova, a former professional tennis player from Russia, gets her highest singles rating — world No. 51, in March.
Alina Ioana Bucur, a mathematician from Romania, receives the Hellman Faculty Fellow Award.
Alina Zagitova wins the women's figure skating competition, earning Russia's first Olympic gold medalist in Pyeongchang.
National Alina Day FAQs
Is the name Alina biblical?
Alina is a Hebrew girl name that means ‘fair, noble, light, beautiful.’
Where did the name Alina originate?
It was borrowed from the Italian Alina or a Latinate variant of the French Aline, and ultimately from diminutives of the same Germanic name Adela, Adele.
What is Alina's nickname?
Allie, Al, Lina, Nina are all nicknames for Alina
National Alina Day Activities
Relax at a luxury hotel
Celebrate your special day by reserving a lavish stay at a boutique hotel. Boutique hotels are tiny hotels, so you won’t have to spend your birthday in a crowd. Instead, they provide an enjoyable yet cheap escape from your daily routine.
Indulge in a solo brunch session
Brunch is really popular these days. And the reality is that there are many lovely venues where you can enjoy the cuisine, the ambiance, and, perhaps, even unlimited mimosas. Step out and identify the perfect spot for you.
Purchase a special gift for yourself
You know yourself better than anybody else, so whatever gift you choose for yourself will be well considered. Your special day also provides an occasion to acquire something more lavish that you've been eyeing.
5 Fun Facts About Alina
The name got onto the popularity ranking.
It wasn’t until 1975 that the name appeared on the popularity rankings in the U.S.
The name is now commonly used
It's a unique choice for Americans, as opposed to the conventional Western names steeped in the Judeo-Christian culture that have historically dominated the American naming charts.
The name has many beautiful meanings
‘Bright,’ ‘lovely’, ‘beautiful’, ‘bearer of light’ are some words used in different cultures.
It’s rare among native English speakers
Alina is a rare name among native English speakers and rather exudes a sense of exoticism.
The numbers tell it all
The Social Security Administration says the name Alina has been given to 31,390 girls from 1880 to 2018.
Why We Love National Alina Day
Alinas are strong and competitive
They are willing to take chances and are not afraid to act. Alinas work hard and they have the capacity to apply, with tenacity, their creative and original thinking talents to their undertakings.
Alinas are not easily moved
They are too determined to be deterred by challenges because they trust in their potential to achieve. They approach barriers with mental power and intensity, and they hate being ordered around.
Alinas are ambitious
They are easily bored and will move on to the next assignment if they are not sufficiently challenged. They are the ones who come up with and implement fresh and wonderful ideas, but they are not the ones who remain around to manage them.
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