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Actually, it's a diminutive of Nevena.
enchy  6/17/2011
I was given this as a middle name and have looked it up on google and discovered that it is a name given to females and means little snow flower in Yugoslavian languages. This makes sense to me as the woman whose name I was given was a Yugoslavian.
SybilB  9/26/2016
Nevenka Petrić is a Serbian writer, poet, educationalist, and expert in the fields of family planning and gender relations. She joined the Partisans at the age of 14. She became a youth leader and then a head of Health and Social Policy in Yugoslavian local government. She was a member of the Yugoslav women's assembly, secretary of the Conference for Social Activity of Yugoslav Women (1961–69), and president of the Family Planning Council of Yugoslavia (1968–76). She represented Europe on the Central Council of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and was president of that body's European committee for education. She assisted the United Nations Population Fund's research projects and also directed a UN course on gender relations and parenthood for students from developing countries.

Petrić has written many published works on family planning and gender relations, and has also written poetry published in four collections.
lilolaf  2/8/2017

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