Meaning of menina in English:

menina

noun

  • In Spanish and Portuguese contexts: a young girl; (sometimes) specifically a young lady-in-waiting.

Pronunciation

menina

/mɛˈniːnə/ /məˈniːnə/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in James Howell (?1594–1666), historian and political writer. From Spanish menina lady-in-waiting and its etymon Portuguese menina girl, lass, further etymology uncertain and disputed.