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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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French diminutive of ANNE (1).
NIOBEfGreek 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.
NIRUPAMAfIndian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "unequaled, matchless" in Sanskrit.
NISHATm & fArabic, Bengali
Means "energetic, lively" in Arabic.
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITA (1)fEnglish
Short form of ANITA (1) and other names ending in nita.
NITA (2)fNative American, Choctaw
Means "bear" in Choctaw.
NITHYAfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of NITYA.
NITIKAfIndian, Hindi
From Sanskrit नीति (niti) meaning "guidance, moral conduct".
NITYAf & mIndian, 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.
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZANm & fHebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
Means "good listener" in Persian.
NIVESfItalian, Croatian
Italian form of NIEVES.
NIVIARSIAQfNative American, Greenlandic
Means "girl" in Greenlandic. This is the name of a variety of flower that grows on Greenland.
NIZHONIfNative American, Navajo
Means "beautiful" from Navajo nizhóní.
Icelandic feminine form of NJÁLL.
NJERIfEastern 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.
Means "woman, girl" in Hmong.
NKECHINYEREfWestern African, Igbo
Means "what God has given" or "gift of God" in Igbo.
NKEMDILIMm & fWestern African, Igbo
Means "let mine be mine" in Igbo.
NKIRUKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "the best is still to come" in Igbo.
NKOSAZANAfSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "princess" in Xhosa.
NKRUMAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "ninth born child" in Akan.
NNEKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "my mother is supreme" in Igbo.
NNENNAfWestern 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.
NNENNEfWestern 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 (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (no), a possessive particle, and (a) meaning "love, affection". This name can also be constructed from other kanji or kanji combinations.
NOAH (2)fBiblical
From the Hebrew name נֹעָה (No'ah) meaning "motion". In the Old Testament this is the name of a daughter of Zelophehad.
NOAMm & fHebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
Galician feminine form of NOËL.
Means "heavenly mist" from Hawaiian noe "mist" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOELENEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of NOEL.
Spanish feminine form of NOËL.
Feminine variant form of NOËL.
NOËLLEfFrench, Dutch
Feminine form of NOËL.
English form of NOËLLE.
NOÉMIfHungarian, French
Hungarian and French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMIfItalian, German, Czech, Biblical Latin
Italian, German and Czech form of NAOMI (1).
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
NOÊMIAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of NAOMI (1).
French form of NAOMI (1).
NOEMINfBiblical Greek
Form of NAOMI (1) used in the Greek Old Testament.
NOGAf & mHebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAHm & fBiblical, 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.
Spanish form of NAOMI (1).
Irish diminutive of NORA.
NOKOMISfNew 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).
NOLAfEnglish, Irish
Diminutive of MAGNOLIA, FINOLA or other names containing a similar sound.
NOLENEfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of NOLA.
NOLLAIGm & fIrish
Means "Christmas" in Irish.
From the Breton phrase Noyal Gwenn meaning "holy one from Noyal". This was the epithet of a 6th-century saint and martyr from Brittany.
Derived from Greek νομικος (nomikos) "relating to the law".
NOMUSAfSouthern African, Ndebele
Means "merciful" in Ndebele.
Possibly derived from Latin nonna meaning "nun". This was the name of the mother of Saint David.
NONA (1)fRoman 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)fEnglish, 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.
NONHELEMAfNative American, Shawnee
Possibly means "not a man" in Shawnee. This was the name of an 18th-century Shawnee chief, the sister of Hokolesqua.
NONHLEfSouthern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with hle "beautiful".
Diminutive of IONE or NORA.
Russian form of NONA (2).
NOOR (1)f & mArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NUR.
NOOR (2)fDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of ELEONORA.
Finnish form of NORA.
NOORTJEfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch diminutive of ELEONORA.
NOR (1)f & mMalay
Malay variant of NUR.
NÓRAfHungarian, Irish
Hungarian and Irish Gaelic form of NORA.
NORAfIrish, 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).
NORAHfIrish, English
Variant of NORA.
NOREENfIrish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
NORENEfIrish, English
Diminutive of NORA.
From Japanese (nori) meaning "law, rule" or (nori) meaning "rule, ceremony" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Italian diminutive of NORA.
NORMAfEnglish, 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.
NORMINAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of NORMA.
NOSIPHOfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa
From the Zulu and Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isipho "gift".
NOSIZWEfSouthern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa feminine prefix no- combined with isizwe "nation".
Means "sun" in Hmong.
NOURf & mArabic
Variant transcription of NUR.
Means "sweet, pleasant" in Persian.
Derived from Latin novus meaning "new". It was first used as a name in the 19th century.
NOXOLOfSouthern African, Xhosa, Ndebele
From the Xhosa and Ndebele feminine prefix no- combined with uxolo "peace".
NOYf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.
NSIAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "sixth born child" in Akan.
NSONOWAm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "seventh born child" in Akan.
NTHANDAm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "star" in Tumbuka.
NTOMBIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "girl" in Zulu.
NTOMBIFUTHIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "a girl again" in Zulu.
NTOMBIZODWAfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele
Means "only girls", from Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele intombi "girl" and zodwa "only".
Means "green" in Hmong.
Short form of FIONNUALA.
From Chinese (nuǎn) meaning "warm, genial" or other characters with a similar pronunciation.
From the name of the ancient region and kingdom in Africa, south of Egypt. It possibly derives from the Egyptian word nbw meaning "gold".
Means "mind, wisdom" in Arabic.
NUKAm & fNative American, Greenlandic
Means "younger sibling" in Greenlandic.
Short form of ANNUNZIATA.
Diminutive of NUNZIA.
NURf & mArabic, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Indonesian, Malay
Means "light" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition النور (al-Nur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Strictly feminine form of NUR.
Means "bright moon" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Turkic ay meaning "moon".
Means "radiant rose" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower, rose".
NÚRIAfCatalan, 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.
Spanish form of NÚRIA.
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
Means "radiant skin" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur) meaning "light" and Persian تن (tan) meaning "body".
NURUfEastern African, Swahili
Means "light" in Swahili, ultimately from Arabic نور (nur).
NURULm & fArabic, 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").
NWANNEKAfWestern African, Igbo
Means "my siblings are supreme" in Igbo.
From the name of a type of African antelope, ultimately derived from the Bantu word nyálà.
NYAMBURAfEastern African, Kikuyu
From Kikuyu mbura meaning "rain". This is the name of one of the nine daughters of Mumbi in the Kikuyu origin legend.
NYARAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "be humble" in Shona.
Means "graceful" in Turkmen.
NYDIAfEnglish (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".
NYMPHODORAfAncient 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.
Frisian diminutive of KATHERINE.
NYOMANm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
NYREEfEnglish (New Zealand)
Anglicized form of NGAIRE. It was borne by New Zealand actress Nyree Dawn Porter (1936-2001).
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.
NYXfGreek 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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