Honest, Faithful

Amina Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a-mi-na\
Number in U.S 👶 13,000
Rate in 2021 680
Numerology 🔢 2
Name origin 🌍 Arabic

Amina Name Meaning

Meaning and originality:

Experts point at two etymological sources for Amina. Both of these sources are Arabic. The first source is the Arabic female name Amina(h) which means “to feel safe”. The second source is the Arabic masculine name Amin which means “truthful, honest, trustworthy. Both names have significant Islamic examples. Aminah bint Wahb was the Prophet Muhammad’s mother. Amin, as a nickname and adjective, was given to the Prophet Muhammad even before his calling as a prophet. As a female name with Arabic roots, Amina has not been very successful in Christian and western countries. It has experienced being the number one choice for females in Bosnia and Herzegovina though. It is very popular in Islamic and Arabic countries. It is a Top 10 choice in Morocco and Kazakhstan. You can see Amina in western countries that have significant Muslim and Arab populations. Countries such as France and Netherland are two of such countries. In America, African-Americans started adopting Arabic and Islamic names in 1970s.

Here are some famous people named Amina:

Aminah bint Wahb (Prophet Muhammad's mother)
Amina Claudine Myers (musician)
Amina Annabi (French-Tunisian singer/actress)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Amina?

This name belongs to someone who is passive and prefers to follow rather than leading others in their efforts. You prefer to work behind the scenes and not be the front man for the company. You are a great team player who is also very tactful and diplomatic. It is a breeze for you to what is going on in people’s minds and hearts.

You would love to be a mediator and settle people’s disputes. Two features that describe you include: Natural born peacemaker and a spiritual idealist. You are an expert on religion, philosophy, and less traditional forms of healing. Enlightenment is your lifelong search. You are very selective in choosing friends because you sense people’s feelings and motivations.

You are loyal to your ambitions and desires. You are Independent, creative, freethinker, and have strong leadership potential. You would like to take control of matters and stick to your primary ideas. It is possible for you to be impulsive.

How do people react to you?

People will perceive you as someone who is impressive, beautiful, and noble. You have a lot of the same qualities that celebrities possess. People praise your confidence. At the same time, there are other people who are jealous of you. You prefer to work on large scale project and not have to deal with people on a one-on-one situation.

People generally look at this name as being wholesome, refined, and simple.

Lucky colors: All greens, white, and shades of white such as cream

Lucky day(s): Monday


Amina is a relative new addition to the options for girls in the U.S. The debut for Amina came in 2000. Since then, it hasn’t had any significant positions. It is just among the top 1000 names for girls. What is interesting and unique about this name is that unlike other Arabic names this name is not complex and hard to pronounce, on the contrary, it is very simple and straight-forward. It is also sound a little “princessey” which is very fitting because it is the name of an actual princess. Amina Zazzau was a 15th or 16th century princess in Nigeria. This might be one of the reasons why it is popular among Africa-Americans. Princess Amina was famous for her bravery and military principles.

Amina Name Origin and History

"Amina" is a popular name for girls that has Arabic origin. Meaning of the name Amina is: "Honest, Faithful".

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Comments on the name Amina
8/17/2022 6:43:30 AM

My friends name is Amina it is unusal but then again I have a friend called Neha that hardly anyone can pronounce!

8/3/2022 7:43:48 PM

The males in my family have had the name Laurel as either a first or a middle name for several generations, as does my son. I find it a wonderful name even'though I'm used to it as a boys name. I do understand how frustrating it is when someone pronounces your name wrong but people who are named Laurel are very special.

7/30/2022 1:21:18 AM

My daughter is Amina. I love the meaning of this beautiful name.

1/18/2022 4:22:12 AM

There are 7 students named James at my school but I am the only one who has it as his FIRST name. (My best friend is Mark James). I hate being called Jamie or Jim!

7/28/2021 9:41:42 PM

My name is Amina too! I don't know any Amina's and I thought I was the only one named Amina but glad to know there's more!


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Amina?
The origin of the name Amina is Arabic.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Amina?
Honest, Faithful
*️⃣ How many people are named Amina?
Almost 13000 people are named Amina.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Amina?
The names of Amir, Amara, Amira, Amora, Amber