from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name, occasionally used in English.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leaf-beetles or chrysomelids, with short antennæ, tibiæ externally grooved, and pronotum laterally projected.
Short form of any female name ending in -lina, such as Angelina, Carolina, Evelina. It can also be construed as a rare feminine form of Linus. (Wiktionary)