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Origin of the name CHINA.
Etymology of the name CHINA.
Meaning of the baby name CHINA.


CHINA (חִנָּה).  In Kolatch's Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names, this is an Aramaic girl's name, meaning "grace," and has the variant Hina

CHINA.  From the country name, "China."  In use in England and America.

From Chinese chung-kwo, i.e. the "middle nation"; chung middle, kwo, kwe, a general name for a state or nation, a kingdom, an empire.  "A name," says Morrison, "claimed for Arabia by some of the Mohamedan writers in China."  This word may have come through the Persian or Arabic.  The Buddhists write Che-na; the Persians chín.  Others say China derives its name from that of the dynasty of Tsin.  The natives sometimes call it Tang-shan, "Hills of Tang," the name of one of their most celebrated dynasties.  China was known to the ancients under the name of Sinæ and Seres. (Local Etymology, Charnock, 1859)


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