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Amina or Aminah (Arabic: أمينة amīnah), also spelled Ameena, Ameenah, Amineh and Amna, is an Arabic female given name meaning "devoted, honest, straightforward, trusty, worth of belief (believable), loyal, faithful, obedient".


The name Amina is also transformed to a variant name "Amna" (Arabic: آمنة aamna)

The Arabic male form of the name is Amin.



  • Amina (died 1610), Hausa warrior queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now northwest Nigeria
  • Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco (1954–2012), Moroccan princess
  • Amina of the Maldives, or Amina Rani Kilegefa’anu (fl. 1759), monarch, as Sultana regnant, of the Maldives from 1757 until 1759 after acting as regent from 1753 until 1757
  • Amina Bint al-Majlisi, female Safavid mujtahideh
  • Amina Adil (1930–2004), Tatar writer and Islamic theologian
  • Amina Afzali (born 1957), Afghani politician and government minister
  • Amina Alaoui (born 1964), Moroccan interpreter of Andalusian classical music
  • Amina Annabi (born 1962), French-Tunisian singer
  • Amina Bakhit (born 1990), Sudanese middle-distance runner
  • Amina Bazindre, Nigerien diplomat
  • Amina Benkhadra (born 1954), Moroccan politician
  • Amina Bettiche (born 1987), Algerian steeplechase runner
  • Amina Cachalia (1930–2013), South African anti-Apartheid activist, women's rights activist and politician
  • Amina Chifupa (1976–2007), Tanzanian politician and MP
  • Amina Clement (born 1963), Tanzanian politician and MP
  • Amina Desai (?–2009), South Africa's longest serving female Indian political prisoner
  • Amina Dilbazi (1919–2010), Azerbaijani folk dancer
  • Amina Doherty, Nigerian women's rights advocate
  • Amina Figarova (born 1964), Azerbaijani jazz composer and pianist
  • Amina Filali, Moroccan 16-year-old girl who committed suicide in 2012 after she was forced to marry her rapist
  • Amina Gerba (born 1961), Cameroonian–Canadian businesswoman and entrepreneur,%22%20(Arabic%3A%20%D8%A2%D9%85%D9%86%D8%A9%20aamna)


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