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GenderFeminine
ScriptsНина RussianSerbian
PronouncedPron.NYEE-nə Russian
NEE-na ItalianGerman
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 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 Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana Catalan Ghjuvanna Corsican Johanna Estonian Xoana Galician Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna Greek Johanna, Hanna Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna Icelandic Siobhán Irish Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Joana, Joaninha Portuguese Ioana Romanian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheona, Shona Scottish Juana, Juanita Spanish Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Siwan Welsh
Same SpellingNina (2), Nina (3)
User SubmissionsŅina, Nína, Nina, Niná

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