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In Serbian this name means "not having". In Croatian it means "does not have".
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2005
It's from the Serbian word neman meaning something like a dragon.
-- maca  1/17/2006
NEMANJA is "someone (male) without property" - NEMATI means "to have not" in Serbian. Name refered to noble sons who stayed without share in father's property (usually second, third son). [noted -ed]
-- gate  6/22/2006
The name Nemanja means fighter of demons. This stems from the two root parts of the name. "neman" = demon and "ja" which is a gramatical addition that converts the meaning to an action with the first word. Serbian grammar is quite complex in comparison to English so this is the simplest explanation that I could provide.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2008
The origin and history of the name "Nemanja" is that it comes from the Serbian surname "Nemanjic" , which was started by the Serbian kings dynasty.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2008
It was sometimes said to derive from Nehemiah, based on some similarity between these names.
-- goricar  11/21/2009
Nemanja derives from the Serbian word "neman" which means "demon" and a gramatical change applied to the word neman - "ja" which when applied to the word means one that deals with. So as people were afraid of demons, there were others considered the "fighter of demons" that were called to task to protect others. Therefore Nemanja means "Fighter of Demons".
-- aldascmp  1/24/2010
Probably derives from the old-slavic word "nemaniti" which means "to attract". (Unfortunately I can not prove this. Since this is my name, I got this information from my history teacher. She had a book about name origins).
-- mekintosh_larja  5/30/2014
Nemanja Matić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Serbia national team as a defensive midfielder. He is widely applauded for his consistently good performances on the pitch and his style of play.
-- cutenose  5/6/2016
Nemanja Bjelica is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He also represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally. He is a 6 ft 10.25 in tall power forward.
-- cutenose  5/11/2016

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