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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is N.
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NIOBE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology Niobe was the daughter of Tantalos, a king of Asia Minor. Because she boasted that she was superior to Leto, Leto's children Apollo and Artemis killed her 14 children with poison arrows. In grief, Niobe was turned to stone by Zeus.
NIRUPAMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "night" in Sanskrit.
NISHAT   m & f   Arabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
NISSA   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NIT   f   Egyptian Mythology
Variant of NEITH.
NITA (1)   f   English
Short form of ANITA (1) and other names ending in nita.
NITA (2)   f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "bear" in Choctaw.
NITHYA   f   Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIKA   f   Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYA   f & m   Indian, Hindi
Means "always, eternal" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form नित्या (an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga) and the masculine form नित्य.
NITZA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIUSHA   f   Persian
Means "good listener" in Persian.
NIVES   f   Italian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIVIARSIAQ   f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland.
NIZHONI   f   Native American, Navajo
Means "beautiful" from Navajo nizhóní.
NJÁLA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJERI   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "travelling one" in Kikuyu. Njeri (or Wanjeri) is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NKAUJ   f   Hmong
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NKECHI   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKECHINYERE.
NKECHINYERE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIM   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRU   f   Western African, Igbo
Short form of NKIRUKA.
NKIRUKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSAZANA   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "father's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her paternal grandmother.
NNENNE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "mother's mother" in Igbo. This name is sometimes given to a child when it is believed that she is a reincarnation of her maternal grandmother.
NOA (1)   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NO'AH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOAH (2)   f   Biblical
Derived from the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOELA   f   Galician
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
NOELANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
NOÈLE   f   French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOELENE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of NOEL.
NOELIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLA   f   French
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOËLLE   f   French, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
NOELLE   f   English
English form of NOËLLE.
NOÉMI   f   Hungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMI   f   Italian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMÍ   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NOÉMIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÊMIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÉMIE   f   French
French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIN   f   Biblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NOGA   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
NOHEMI   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
NÓIRÍN   f   Irish
Irish diminutive of NORA.
NOKOMIS   f   New World Mythology
Means "my grandmother" in Ojibwe. In Anishinaabe mythology this is the name of Nanabozho's grandmother. It was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for the grandmother of Hiawatha in his poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' (1855).
NOLA   f   English, Irish
Diminutive of MAGNOLIA, FINOLA or other names containing a similar sound.
NOLENE   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NOLA.
NOLLAIG   m & f   Irish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
NOLWENN   f   Breton
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
NOMIKI   f   Greek
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) "relating to the law".
NOMUSA   f   Southern African, Ndebele
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
NON   f   Welsh
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NONA (1)   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin nonus meaning "ninth", referring to the nine months of pregnancy. This was the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy. She was also one of the three Fates (or Parcae).
NONA (2)   f   English, Ancient Roman (Rare)
Feminine form of NONUS. It was also used in 19th-century England, derived directly from Latin nonus "ninth" and traditionally given to the ninth-born child.
NONHELEMA   f   Native American, Shawnee
Possibly means "not a man" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief, the sister of Hokolesqua.
NONHLE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with hle "beautiful".
NONIE   f   English
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
NONNA   f   Russian
Russian form of NONA (2).
NONTLE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
Variant of NONHLE.
NOOR (1)   f & m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOOR (2)   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
NOORA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of NORA.
NOORTJE   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch diminutive of ELEONORA.
NOR (1)   f & m   Malay
Malay variant of NUR.
NÓRA   f   Hungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA.
NORA   f   Irish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Italian
Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
NORAH   f   Irish, English
Variant of NORA.
NOREEN   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORENE   f   Irish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (nori) meaning "law, rule" or (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
NORINA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of NORA.
NORMA   f   English, Italian, Literature
Created by Felice Romani for the main character in the opera 'Norma' (1831). He may have based it on Latin norma "rule". This name is also frequently used as a feminine form of NORMAN.
NORMINA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of NORMA.
NOSIPHO   f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa
From the Zulu and Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isipho "gift".
NOSIZWE   f   Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isizwe "nation".
NOU   f   Hmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOUR   f & m   Arabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOUSHA   f   Persian
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
NOVA   f   English
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
NOXOLO   f   Southern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYA   f   Hebrew
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.
NSIA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWA   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDA   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBI   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "girl" in Zulu.
NTOMBIFUTHI   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
NTOMBIZODWA   f   Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "only girls", from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele intombi "girl" and zodwa "only".
NTSUAB   f   Hmong
Means "green" in Hmong.
NUALA   f   Irish
Short form of FIONNUALA.
NUAN   f   Chinese
From Chinese (nuǎn) meaning "warm, genial" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
NUBIA   f   Various
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
NUHA   f   Arabic
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
NUKA   m & f   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
NUNZIA   f   Italian
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
NUNZIATINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NUR   f & m   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
NURA   f   Arabic
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
NURAY   f   Turkish
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
NURGÜL   f   Turkish
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
NÚRIA   f   Catalan, Portuguese
From a Catalan title of the Virgin Mary, Nostra Senyora de Núria, meaning "Our Lady of Nuria". Nuria is a sanctuary in Spain in which there is a shrine containing a famous statue of Mary.
NURIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
NURIT   f   Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
NURTEN   f   Turkish
Means "radiant skin" in Turkish.
NURU   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NURUL   m & f   Arabic, Indonesian, Malay
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with نور ال (Nur al) meaning "light of the" (such as نور الدين (Nur al-Din) "light of religion").
NWANNEKA   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
NYAH   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of NIA (2).
NYALA   f   Various
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYAMBURA   f   Eastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu mbura meaning "rain". This is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NYARAI   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "be humble" in Shona.
NYAZIK   f   Turkmen
Means "graceful" in Turkmen.
NYDIA   f   English (Rare), Spanish, Literature
Used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a blind flower-seller in his novel 'The Last Days of Pompeii' (1834). He perhaps based it on Latin nidus "nest".
NYMPHODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek νυμφη (nymphe) "bride, nymph" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Menodora and Metrodora.
NYNKE   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYOMAN   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
NYREE   f   English (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
NYSSA   f   Various
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor where Saint Gregory was bishop. Nyssa is also the genus name of a type of tree, also called the Tupelo.
NYX   f   Greek Mythology
Means "night" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the night, the daughter of Khaos and the wife of Erebos.
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