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Nieves also can be a masculine name, like others which do not take a gender mark, like Reyes, Asunción etc. Nevertheless it is currently a more feminine name. [translated]
― Anonymous User  1/9/2005
It's pronounced nee-EH-bes. The Portuguese form is Neves [NE-vesh] and the Catalan is Neus.
Caprice  7/30/2005
The way I pronounce it is NYEH-ves, sort of like the last part of Danielle.
bazryn  12/3/2005
It also is used as a last name.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Nelly Furtado's 2-year-old daughter is named this. Her song Promiscuous is currently the #1 song in North America.
Starla-Marie_1993  8/5/2006
Correction: Actually her name is spelt Nevis.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2006
I personally think it would be more appriopriate to name your daughter this if she was born in winter. Other than that, it's a lovely name.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2006
My mom's name is Nives, and I'm not quite sure about the history behind it - I know it's very rare and derives from Latin nix, nives, meaning snow. But I like it so much!
Semper S  9/14/2008
Pronounced NEE-eh-bes, as "v" in Spanish (Spain) is pronounced "b".
rachypiesheepbaa  1/26/2009
vomiting  6/12/2009
Can also be used as a surname.
-Julia-  10/9/2009
Inexplicably reminds me of someone with good taste in music and wine.
A fine name.
lucyskydiamonds  1/16/2010
The Croatian and Slovene form is Nives.
goricar  3/1/2010
Correct pronunciation, like the third commenter said is "NYEH-ves", both "e"s like in "get". The letter "v" can be pronounced as either "v" or "b" in English (some Spanish speakers make the distinction between them, although most don't).

The NYEH part is pronounced like NIE in Danielle. This is because "nie" in "Nieves" is a sole syllable in Spanish. [noted -ed]
ely_riverbank  4/17/2011
Well I'm Mexican and my family has always pronounced this nee-eh-viss.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
Pronounced KNEE-ev-es.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2014

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