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NIE-na (NY-na), not NEE-na.
-- mariej2  9/27/2005
In a lot of countries it IS pronounced NEE-na, maybe in America you would spontaneously pronounce it NY-na.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
One famous Nina is the singer Nina Simone. Her music varied widely in its genre; among other things, she could be classified as blues, jazz, soul, gospel, or pop. One of her best-known songs is "I Put a Spell on You."
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  11/1/2005
There is a mildly popular fanfiction writer known as "Nina Hikari."
-- patchworkgirl  11/15/2005
In Zlata's Diary, a book I read in the 4th grade by a girl from Bosnia, her best friend, Nina, was bombed while playing on a swingset. That always haunted me.
-- Emma2323  12/13/2005
Nina is the name of the singer in the popgroup The Cardigans.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Nina is pronounced neena not nynah!
-- ninamaria  12/22/2005
Nina Van Horn was the ex-model character on the sitcom Just Shoot Me.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2006
Nina is the name of a saint from the 3rd century. She converted parts of southern Greece to Christianity. In Bulgaria Nina has a nameday on 14th January. In Bulgaria Nina is also considered to be an abbreviation of Nikolina whose nameday is on 6th December, in honour of St. Nicolas, that is why the second nameday of Nina is on 6th December.
-- iva_toneva  1/14/2006
The mentioned Spanish word also means "child".
-- iva_toneva  5/2/2006
The Italian woman Maria Nielli, who was born in 1883, in Turin, Italy, is the famous designer known as Nina Ricci (she was wife of Luigi Ricci).
-- iva_toneva  5/24/2006
Fullmetal Alchemist's Nina Tucker, who was the young daughter of Shou Tucker, bears this name. Nina Tucker was turned into a chimera by her insane father for research. The Nina-chimera was murdered by a killer named Scar.
-- DarkShizuka  6/20/2006
Beautiful name!
-- Jen-Nigh  6/22/2006
In the Shadow Children there's a girl whose fake ID says her name is Nina.
-- StevieGrl  6/26/2006
We pronounce it just like the Spanish word, NEEN-yah.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Weird Al Yankovic, the novelty song and parody song writer responsible for such gems as "My Bologna" and "The Saga Begins," has a daughter named Nina.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  8/27/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Nina here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Nina was commonly pronounced "NINE-uh" in the United States during the 19th century, just as Maria was normally said "mah-RYE-uh" back then. The general pronunciations changed to "Nee-nuh" and "mah-REE-uh" as Americans became more familiar with the pronunciation of these names in Spanish and other European languages (perhaps partly through learning about Columbus's ships the Nina & the Santa Maria in school.) But there are of course still some families who have handed the name down from the 19th century and continue to pronounce it as "NINE-uh".
-- clevelandkentevans  9/26/2006
German punk-singer Nina Hagen bears this name. In her case it is short for Catharina.
-- ml1muse  11/30/2006
Please, not "NIE-na"! This constant mispronunciation with which the U.S. is cursed grates the nerves.
-- gaelruadh19  1/10/2007
My name is Nina and I absolutely positively HATE this name because it sounds so imature and childish. I have never heard of ANYONE being named Nina that is over 40! It's okay for a child but it is absolutely UNSUITABLE for people over 30. The way it is pronounced and the original meaning ALL point to the word LITTLE CHILD! It is a horrible thing to behold.
-- Miracle1980Olympics  1/13/2007
I actually like the name Nina. I don't know why I really like it. Maybe because it's so simple, soft and dreamy.
-- Claudia007  2/16/2007
Nina, when spelt Niña, is the name of a ship called the Niña. IT TRAVELED the seas in the 14 or 15 hundreds.
-- Miracle1980Olympics  4/27/2007
It`s short and simple, yet strong and sophisticated.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2007
Very popular girls name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
Nina was Fez's girlfriend on a few episodes of That 70's Show.
-- gracielou16  8/25/2007
My name is Nina, I never used to like it when I was younger but as I have got older I appreciate having a name that is a bit different, I think it is a simple, feminine name that suits all ages, also in England where I am from it is pronounced Nee-Na!
-- NinaC  12/6/2007
My name is Nina and I never liked it as small girl. But as I am older, I really like it, even if now it is quite popular where I live.
I mostly go by as Nini (my favourite), Ninka, Ninus, Ninuska. There can be so many cute nicknames for Nina. :)
-- Ninuska  4/2/2008
It's a pretty, simple name that doesn't sound too girly on a grown-up, but it's very common, and even a bit dull.
-- slight night shiver  5/1/2008
Nina is a supporting character in Suikoden II and makes a cameo in Suikogaiden vol 1.
-- Jilliacrates  9/17/2008
Actor Ivan Franěk and dancer Claire Franěk have a daughter Nina.
-- Emilie007  10/3/2008
I've never heard the name pronounced Nie-na. I believe most countries pronounce it Nee-na.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2008
My name is also Nina. And I like it a lot. Only thing I don't like about my name is that a lot of my friends are also named Nina. Name Nina is really very common in Slovenia.
-- Nyla  1/3/2009
I have a friend whose name is Aranina (can't find such a name on this site) who went by Nina.
-- JungKyungSoon  1/4/2009
Colo von Stauffenberg's wife is named Nina. Staufeenberg was part of the 20 July plot to kill Hitler.
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2009
Nina is a cool almost sexy name. It could work on anyone. Here in the United States it is pronounced Nee-na. Not Ny-nuh. That's just strange!
-- D.Scott  3/31/2009
I just wanted to point out that Nina doesn't "coincide with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl"." Niña has an Ñ in it (and Ñ isn't just an N with a funny mark over it; it's a totally separate letter in the Spanish alphabet), Nina doesn't. They're pronounced differently too. Niña means little girl; Nina is just a name.
-- caoilainn  9/3/2009
Nina, Nina Ballerina
Nina, Nina, Star Ballerina
Nina, Nina and the Copycat Ballerina
are a books by Jane O'Connor.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2009
It's usually Nee-nah (Nine-uh is a rare pronounciation).
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2009
Nina, Pretty Ballerina by ABBA.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2009
Actress Nina Dobrev a famous bearer, currently stars on the CW'S Vampire Diaries as Elena.
-- italiannames  10/16/2009
My parents gave me this name because it was so simple to pronounce. I thought that was a crap reason originally, but now I like it because it sounds slightly abstract and modern and Russian! XD I know that's a stupid reason but therein lies its appeal to me.
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2010
It's a very cute name, but perhaps a little too cute, and a little nickname-y.
-- Chrila96  12/2/2010
This is my first name-my mother says she picked it for me because she has loved this name all her life and wanted a daughter named Nina since she was little. I used to hate it when I was younger, but now I love my name. It's short and simple, yet sophisticated, and it has a soft and dreamy sound so people say it suits me very well :)
-- Nina.Matau  12/18/2010
Nina does have a very simple, vaguely cutesy feel to it. It just feels like a diminutive. Hence why in the fanfiction I'm writing, one of the protagonists named his pet fox Nina.
-- CrystalGlacia  12/26/2010
Nina Sayers (portrayed by Natalie Portman) was the protagonist and antagonist of the 2010 movie, "Black Swan".
-- commonlyuncommon  3/13/2011
I personally have always loved the name Nina, it's a very attractive name, sophisticated, and sounds great. When I was younger I always wanted a daughter with this name.
-- Atoridsp  3/18/2011
Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries is a famous bearer.
-- ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
I think this is a beautiful, feminine name. I'm a Kindergarten teacher, and I had a student with this name last year. It is not a name I've seen in my school, so if someone is looking for a unique but very pretty name, this certainly is one. It was pronounced NEE-na.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2012
My name is Nina. I don't love it but I don't hate it. It's pronounced NEE-NAH. I live in England UK.
I like that I've never met anyone called Nina as I dislike common names like Louise, Claire, Amy, Emma etc.

It's short and simple. I think it can sound girly, cute, smart, sexy and mysterious but can also sound harsh, quick and sharp.

I HATE nicknames Nin or Neen. I don't mind Ni or NiNi but I like being called Nina the most.
-- mummytoTheo  3/31/2012
This name isn't bad, but it sounds a bit sharp and needley somehow.
-- JazzMilo  4/13/2012
It constantly grates my nerves when people insist that NIE-nah is incorrect. It is not incorrect in Older English dialect and in some parts of the United States, NIE-nah is the correct pronunciation. Both Nee-nah and NIE-nah are correct depending on where you live in the world. It is rather ignorant to say that NIE-nah is not correct. I know a girl named Nina (NIE-nah) from the South and the name has been in her family with that pronunciation for generation. Yes, NEE-nah is also correct in some English dialects and in many different languages.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2012
This name is also used in Romania.
-- desdichado1942  10/25/2012
This is my name, and I pronounce it Nee-na (though I am American). Some people do pronounce it Nie-na (like one of my middle school librarians who called me Nie-na for three years straight... At the time, I was too scared to correct her.) Either way, I don't mind my name. I sometimes think it's boring, but then I just use my middle name as well.

Now that I'm older I appreciate my name a lot more. People always tell me that it is pretty, and usually people can pronounce it easily. It's not too popular, but also not too unusual. I still prefer my sister's name though (Sonia). I think that is just such a beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2014
My name is Antonina but I go as Nina. I really liked the name and thought it was really cute and made me seem a lot younger, in highschool I got a few nicknames - Nini Pinini was the first one which turned into Nini, PP and Nini P. It's a nice name and not so popular, I've only met 2 other people with the same name.
-- NiniP  4/23/2014

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