Bina Meaning and Origin

The name Bina is a girl’s name meaning “understanding” and is of Yiddish or Hebrew origin. In Hebrew, Bina means “understanding” or “comprehension.” It is a term used in Kabbalistic and Jewish mysticism to describe the highest level of intellectual knowledge. Bina is mentioned in  the genealogy of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:37: = 1 Chronicles 9:43) and as one of one of the descendants of Saul ( 1 Chronicles 8:37 ; 7:43 ) (B.C. 850.). It is sometimes used as a short form of Albina. In Sanskrit, Bina means “without” or “devoid of.” It is also used as a prefix to indicate “instrument” or “tool.” In Persian, Bina means “perceptive,” “observant,” or “insightful.” Bina is also a name of Arabic origin, which means “wise” or “intelligent.”

Names similar to Bina:

  • Lena
  • Mina
  • Dina
  • Alina
  • Lila
  • Zara
  • Nina
  • Nyla
  • Sela
  • Selena


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