frato-fratino =brother and sister hundo-hundino = dog and bitch
onklo-onklino = uncle and aunt c'evalo-c'evalino= horse and mare
Esperanto becomes 10 times more consistent than English on this subject.
English uses the "ino or ina or ene" ending in numerous personal names and a few words to indicate gender.
In some cases it rhymes with the Esperanto "in" and in some case the esperanto "ajn".
Amina is probably a common Arab name meaning faithful from the same root as the religious Hebrew "Amen--believe". The letter n is part of a root.
Bina, Beena (In hebrew it means "understanding".)
Catalina (Also a well-known island of the Los Angeles.)
Gina or Geena (perhaps the feminine of Gene)
The arabic word for gardens in Jenin and is a city. (in is the plural). Gina is a small garden in Hebrew. Are they girl names?
Remember a t.v show "I dream of Jeannie"? Interestingly Jeannie didn't speak English in the first episode: http://www.hulu.com/watch/149105#i0,p0,d0 Jeannie might not be of major relevance to ino...but she was Barbara Eden/Jeannie was a sex symbol.
Inna (a successful Romanian singer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V_V96RKAMw ) That spelling is also known in Armenia.
Justine (but in contradiction, the male name end in in: Justin Bieber is a popular guy.)
Katrina (became famous because of a destructive hurricane)
I visited a large Russian city, Jekaterinburg, I suppose from a German-Russian name Jekaterina, name of a queen. )
Marina (somewhat popular in Russia)
Martina which is probably the feminine of Martin...already with "in".
Melina Mercouri was a famous Greek singer.
Mina or Meena
Natalina receive an award:
I have a friend who spells Rina as Reena.
Sabrina (Wasn't she a character in a popular t.v. show?)
Trina (There is a mail name Trini)
Celestine, female name and adjective? Celestine Knowles
Clementine and a fruit of the same name. A song with that name: My Darling Clementine
Darline (could in be the feminine of Daryl?)
Eveline = Evelyn
Francine perhaps a feminine for for Frank? Note that in English there are the names Frances and Francis, one for a man, one for a woman, pronounced the same way. I'll never remember... which is which?
Jasmin, Yasmin, Jasmine, Yamine (From the arabic)
Jacqueline = Jacquelyn
My uncle was Max so I should have remembered Maxine earlier.
Maybelline is a major make-up/cosmetics company, clearly destined for women. www.maybelline.com
Pascaline of the Kinshasa, The Congo recently went to Vietnam World Esperanto event:
Catherine = Katherine
Elin (Swedish, Tiger Woods former wife)
Kristin, Kristine, Christine
Racheline Maltese lecture at the UN, Dec. 12, 2013 One parent was an artist and wanted a unique name.
One day in May 2013 I met a Slovakian named Pavlina, related naturally to Paulina.
A few words that come with the ending "in" to indicate gender are
2.*feminine (ironically "masculine' ends similarly to "fem-in-ine" but perhaps the first of two "in's" means women and the second means adjective or the versa-versa)
3.swine (from sow)
I heard a women activist, March 2013, whose name is Zerlina.
This was new to me. I've heard of a yoga teacher or yogi, but today, 2-18-13, I heard yogini.
Ino is used in some language in chemical endings also. A sharp restauranteur shortened CAFFEINE (SPANISH CAFEINO) to Cafe 'INO' http://www.cafeino.com/ or perhaps a mixture of caffeine and cucina (cooks in latin languages).
Derek Roff mentioned a few including: Fermin, Fermina which I'm less familiar with.
English is not regular so IN is more likely to be an adjective ending than a sex indicator. The literary adjective for "related to a dog" is CANINE and the literary adjective for "related to a cat" is
FELINE. INE is just an adjective ending and not a sex indicator here. Those words are sex-neutral.
A similar ending EN is used for two animals: ChickEN and KitTEN but they mean the opposite of eachother. ChickEN is an adult animal (remove EN to get the diminuitive/child) while KitTEN is the baby (so is Kitty) while the root is CAT.
Popular in Spanish: Bettina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettina
At least one famous native female Esperanto speaker was named INO.
I am wonder about a possibel pluran form of "in" in latin languages: Ines.
Another ending often indicating FEMALE in English is ETTE.
I just found a lady with the name INETTE. So double woman, ha-ha.
Idina Mezel's name could be two Esperanto words: Offspring (ido) and Ino,(woman) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idina_Menzel
Thumbelina by Han Christian Anderson