Indiana

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form of India (see also -iana) [1]

2) English name deriving from the American state Indiana

The future American state was given its Latin-style name in the mid-18th century by French settlers or developers, the reference being to the Indian tribes whose territory it was. [2]

As applied to American Indians, the name does not relate to the country of India, but it arose through the error of Christopher Columbus, who conceived the plan of sailing due west from Portugal to reach Asia, and who believed he had reached India when he actually arrived in the West Indies in 1492. So the indigenous inhabitants were called Indians. (See India)[2]

Related Names

Indiana
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Indíana
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Indiane
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Indianna
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Indianne
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See also Inda, Indi, Indine

For male forms see Indian

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Indiana
Accusative: Indiönu
Dative: Indiönu
Genitive: Indiönu

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norway: 1805 (Troms, Ibestad) [1]

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 28 June 2001 [3]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Romerike, Trøndelag, Nordland, Troms, Austlandet [1]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Iceland Iceland[4]
26 30 0 0
Norway Norway[5]
24 n.a. 0 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[6]
11 32 5 21
Denmark Denmark[7]
4 n.a. 2 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a. 10 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Indiana.

Sources: [6] [7] [5] [8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  4. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi