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This is such a gorgeous name; the pronunciation is beautiful and the meaning is sweet, even the nickname Nadia is pretty! I much prefer this name to the blatant, "Hope".
TheGreatCornholio  3/31/2018
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Nadezhda Nikitichna Mikhalkova is a Russian actress. Nadezhda is the youngest daughter of actor and film director Nikita Mikhalkov and fashion designer Tatyana Shigaeva. Her brother Artyom and sister Anna are also actors. Nadezhda, aged 6, starred as Nadia Kotova in the film Burnt by the Sun directed by her father, who also played Nadia's father in the film. The film received the Grand Prize at Cannes and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, among many other honours.
cutenose  7/19/2017
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Nadezhda Misyakova is a Belarusian singer. She represented Belarus in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song "Sokal".
cutenose  1/9/2017
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Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova (nicknamed Nadya Toloko) is a member of the anti-Putinist punk rock group Pussy Riot.
Katherington  1/8/2017
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Russian nicknames for Nadezhda:

Nadya, Nadenka, Nadechka, Dusya, Nadyusha.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2016
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Besides the familiar Nadya and its various diminutive forms, Dusya is also sometimes used as a nickname for Nadezhda.
Anyechka  8/12/2015
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Nadezhda von Meck was a wealthy Russian businesswoman who was the patroness of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for thirteen years.
Kosta  1/6/2014
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Nadezhda Mandelstam is a famous Russian writer and was Osip Mandelstam's wife.
luna11  6/8/2013
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I want to like this, but unfortuantely it reminds me of the Portuguese word nádega, which means "buttock".
Buneary  12/26/2012
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ZH/Ž/Ж sounds like the French pronunciation of the pronoun 'je' ('I' as in 'I am') since the English pronunciation od 'j' is not even close (this is for the non-Slavic individuals who I hope have heard French before). Or the S in English 'pleasure'.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2010
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As of 2010, Nadezhda Kosintseva is the highest ranked Russian woman chess player.
angolmois  6/24/2010
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This name is so pretty--I've always thought Nadezhda Sheherazade was a beautiful combination. A little hard to spell, but beautiful nonetheless.
erb816  7/25/2009
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The æ/zh sound in Íàäåæäà / Nadezhda is pronounced like 'j'. I have a friend called this and her Russian parents pronounce it something like but not quite 'nah-DYEJ(ZH)-dah'. It doesn't pronounce a traditional 'z' sound or an 'sh' sound, but that funny eastern European sound which isn't completely spot on a 'j' but not far off. Nadezhda is one of many abstract female Russian names such as Vera or Lyubov, which, with a lower case first letter, act as Russian nouns. Basically, a capitalised noun used as a name, so Nadezhda is a name and nadezhda is a noun. Which, when you think about it, is very obvious, haha.
UbiquitousUnicycle  2/13/2009
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I love this name! Naddie could be a cute nickname.
pandasayscynical  12/19/2007
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Slovak pronunciation is "Nah-DEZH-dah".
Karcoolka  7/1/2007
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In Czech it is Nadě?da, pet form is Naďa.
Maggie_Simpson  2/19/2007
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A famous bearer is Nadezhda Krupskaya, Vladimir Lenin's wife.
Catra  12/2/2006
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"Nadejda" (the stress is on the "e") is a better Latin spelling than "Nadezhda", because anybody who does not know the name will possibly not pronounce "zh" as [j].
iva_toneva  6/11/2006
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Also Serbian.
Carnaval  5/16/2006
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"Nadezhda" means "hope" in Bulgarian too and it is a popular female name in Bulgaria.
iva_toneva  5/4/2006
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In the Czech Republic it's written Nadìžda [NAD-jesh-da]. A name for about a 50 year old woman. A pet name is Naïa [NA-dja]. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/19/2006
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It's the name of Josef Stalin's second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva. She married him at age sixteen, bore him two chldren, and several years later committed suicide.
Jenna R  12/21/2005
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Nadya/Nadia is a pet name for Nadezhda. I love this name! I really like Russian names and Nadezhda is one of my favorites!
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005
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Nadezhda is pronounced Nah-desh-dah. I used to think it was Nad-eez-dah!
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005

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