Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: shortened form of any of the many Arabic names formed
with the word dīn ‘religion’, for example Saifuddin
‘sword of religion’ or Salahuddin ‘righteousness of
- Indian (northern states): Hindu name derived from
Sanskrit dina ‘humble’.
- Scottish: unexplained.
According to Black, this is an old Strathblane surname.
(Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish din ‘thin’.
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