Maïna

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Breton
Fre (mah-EE-nah)

The name is a Breton diminutive form of Mariana, now used as an independent given name.

As of 2009, Maïna was the 416th most popular female name in France.

The original Breton spelling is, Maina.

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Mainio

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “excellent.”

The name comes directly from the Finnish word for excellent. Its designated name day is September 5th. Pronuniciation can be heard here: http://www.forvo.com/search/Mainio/

Feminine forms are, MainaMaini and Mainikki the designated name-day is May 3rd.

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/namedays/lists/fin.php
  2. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Mainio