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Gender Feminine
Scripts Нина(Russian, Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. NYEE-nə(Russian)
NEE-na(Italian, German)
NEE-nə(English)
NEE-NA(French)
NEE-nah(Finnish)
NYEE-na(Polish)
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Meaning & History

Short form of names that end in nina, such as ANTONINA or GIANNINA. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl".
VariantsTonya(Russian) Nena(English)
DiminutiveNinette(French)
Masculine FormsAntonino, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano(Italian) Ian, Ivan, John, Jon(English) Jan, Johann, Johannes(German) Antonin, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan(French) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Swedish) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Jone(Norwegian) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon(Danish) Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani(Finnish) Jan, Johan, Johannes(Dutch) Iwan, Jan, Janusz(Polish) Anže, Ivan, Jan, Janez(Slovene) Antonín, Ivan, Jan(Czech) Ivan, Ján(Slovak) Ivan(Croatian) Ivan, Jovan(Serbian)
Other Languages & CulturesTajuana(African American) Antonina(Ancient Roman) Jone(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Xoana(Galician) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna(Greek) Janka, Johanna, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Siobhán(Irish) Johanna(Late Roman) Antoņina, Ņina(Latvian) Janina(Lithuanian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Joana, Joaninha(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheona, Shona(Scottish) Janka(Sorbian) Juana, Juanita(Spanish) Ivanna, Yana(Ukrainian) Siwan(Welsh)
Same SpellingŅina, Nina (2), Nina (3)
User SubmissionsNína, Nina, Niná

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