My name is Nadine and I love my name! I like that no one I know has my name. I find that people generally respond well when I tell them my name but I pronounce it as Nuh-deen, I've never liked Nay-deen. I was the only Nadine in my secondary school in England but in primary school there was a Nadine who pronounced her name as Nay-deen. She was a trouble maker and one day she got told off by the dinner lady for breaking something but because she told her that her name was Nuh-deen, I was the one who got in trouble!

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the nickname Nadz? I get called that all the time by my family and friends and when I play basketball, they think it's funny to shout Go Nadz!

I also get called Nadi, Nadders, Deany, and D. I don't mind any of these nicknames, I think they're sweet.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2020
Nadine just doen't sound pretty to me at all with the English pronunciation. The French way (like many names) sounds much better, although it's still not a name that I would choose for my child.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2020
Also Dutch.

Pronounced: na-DEE-neh.
glacier_bear_82  5/31/2020
Nadine is a nice name and I prefer it to Nadia. This name sounds strong, feminine, and mature. It ages very well. I'd pronounce it "nuh-deen".
someone-  5/8/2020
I love this name so much, honestly like it more than Nadia.
Chattynya  1/27/2020
It's my middle name. My family and I have always pronounced it Nad-een. Only recently heard it pronounced differently and it weirded me out quiet honestly.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2019
My name is Nadine, and I am not sure where my parents got my name. We are Hungarian and I traced my mother's side to the 1650s, my dad's side to the 1850s. I pronounce my name nay-deen, but my grandmother pronounced it nuh-deen. The name Nadine is now more popular than when I was born (1939).
NadineHardin  10/2/2019
Beautiful name!
Paige Elaine  10/1/2019
Alanis Morissette's middle name is actually Nadine.
Brionne  9/19/2019
I think this name is odious. When pronounced, “NAY-deen” it’s very heavy on the tongue. It makes me think of an old, fat country woman who’s always dirty. I once saw a pig on TV named Nadine, so that’s probably why. Nadia is 200% better. (No offense if this is your name.)
― Anonymous User  8/19/2019
My name is Nadine. I can see that I am not the only one who has had issues with people pronouncing my name incorrectly. I say Nahdeen to them and they reply to me as Naydeen. It happens all the time, I have stopped correcting folks and I sometimes just say Naydeen to introduce myself, cause I know they'll change it anyways. Anyways I love my name, it's not common and finding magnets with my name is impossible. My mom got my name from a British soap opera.

Nadine 1973.
Nadinel12  6/6/2019
Hello I am Nadine from Holland and I am 45 years old. Well I never liked my name and the last 5 years I tolerate it and am glad it is not a really common name. You pronounce it at the French way: Nah-dean. But in Holland people pronounce it as you write it as Na-di-ne, really awful it sounds. I have to tell people how you pronounces my name on nearly daily or weekly basis and everywhere I am new I have to remind others how you pronounce it.
Nadine1974  5/6/2019
It sounds a little pinched at the end — I prefer “Nadia” by far. However, I could see Nadine as a middle name. (Charlotte Nadine, Sylvie Nadine...)
― Anonymous User  11/20/2018
My name is Nadine Muzio. Growing up I did not like my name because not only could people not pronounce my first name but my last name was just as difficult. My mom gets mad because she wants everyone to pronounce it Nuh-deen but I tell everyone its Nay-deen because I talk fast so Nuy-deen sounds like "nothing" or "nut-ting" especially over the phone. I've never really had that one nickname that everyone knows me as but my uncle has always called me "Dean-Witter" and a few people have called me Nay, Dean and Dean-O. Now I am 38 and as I've gotten older I've really come to enjoy my name... except when it comes to finding ANYTHING with my name on it. I gave up on that, I don't even look anymore, lol. It could have been WAY WAY worse... I was almost a "Stormy."... THANK GOD FOR NADINE! Lol.
Nay-deen_Nuh-deen  10/2/2018
So classy and pretty.
kayisforkeen  9/21/2018
My name is Nadine - surprise! When I was born, it was a traumatic birth and my mother had been having a difficult time within her marriage to my father; both my mother and I came close to dying. I believe that had a lot to do with why she gave me this name. She told me when I was little what it meant (Hope). My immediate family always pronounced my name Nay-DEEN but my great auntie felt it sounded more refined as Nuh-DEEN and would never say it any other way. My childhood friends call me Dean or "dean a bean" (my mother's maiden name was Bean) and my grandkids call me Grandma Dean Dean. When I lived in Mexico for a time, they had trouble with the English pronunciation of my name so I said it Naw-DEEN-ay and that made it easier.

People that I've been newly introduced to often call me other 'N' names, mostly these three - Naomi, Natalie and Nadia. I don't care how people pronounce my name, it's their interpretation and I find it interesting when I hear it said differently.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2018
My name is Nadine! I prounounce it nay-deen. I’ve gotten over the fact that people will pronounce it wrong, so once I tell them my name, however they say it back to me I just agree :) haha. My nicknames growing up were Nay, Naynay, Naners & Nade in school. My siblings call me Deeny or Dieno, which I like the most. I really enjoy that it’s not a common name, but is frustrating when you can’t find it on a magnet! Haha, but overall people are usually intrigued when I present my name and I like the compliments. Although, speaking to older people, they have a very hard time understanding what my name is. They think I’m saying Katie, I don't know. At places you have to give a name, I tend to give the friend I’m with’s name but if I must use my own, I say it loud and clear- Nay-Deen, or I straight up spell it for them. Overall it’s a pretty cool name and is fun when you learn of others who have the same name :)
nadineeex  5/19/2018
I love this name so much that I gave it to one of my daughters. I gave it a Hispanic twist and spelled it NEYDIN. You read it phonetically in Spanish (Nay-Deen).
Omayra  5/9/2018
For me, my name is pronounced NAY-DEEN but that's only because I'm from the south, haha!
― Anonymous User  4/15/2018
It's really cute and it is a really beautiful and delicate sound, it's adorable! I like it more than Nadia or similar names.
― Anonymous User  2/2/2018
My name is Nadine, I'm from the UK and here it's pronounced "Nuh-Deen". I never liked my name growing up and as someone who is now in their 30s I still don't like it. As a Christian I realized God inspired my estranged biological father to name me, the name means "hope", but to be honest I still do not like my name, I don't like the sound of it. The "Deen" part is what I dislike, I also dislike the male name "Dean" and the name "Nadine" sounds a lot like that.
nadine777  11/17/2017
I don't mind my name as it is still unusual and no-one was called this at school or my workplaces apart from me. I have only ever known about 3 other people with this name. Mine is pronounced Nay deen and I really hate being called Nah deen but I get called that most of the time.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2017
Nadine Renee was an American singer and dance musician. In 1995 her single Say You'll Stay was popular in the Miami and Los Angeles radio circuits. In 1996, Samir teamed up with Miami DJ George Acosta under the moniker Planet Soul. Their single, Set U Free went all the way to #26 on Billboard's top 40 chart, crossed over to the R&B charts, and went on to become an international hit.
cutenose  5/13/2017
My name is Nadine (Nay-Deen). My father named me after a Racehorse of the same name in 1966. My nickname is Nay. Since joining Facebook I have met so many other people named Nadine which is nice as I was always the only Nadine in school or work!
mrsb123  3/16/2017
This is my name! It also means 'brave as a bear' which I really like. Also a nickname could be "Dene" which sounds kind of tomboyish to me.
amlee87  11/29/2016
My name is Nadine... I have several nicknames from Adean, Deener, Na, Na Na and Nader just to mane a few... I love my name because it's not that common...
NadineZ  9/15/2016
Sounds masculine to me when said as "Nuh-deen". It makes me picture an Arabic boy or a man or an Indian Boy or man. I know that may be strange but it's just what I picture.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2016
The name Nadine was given to 162 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
I have researched my given name Nadine for many, many years and have come to learn and understand the following. It is an ancient Arabic origin name adopted by the Russian, French, German, English countries as well as some of the Latin speaking countries. Nadine is a popular Muslim girl or boy name. Many names have derived from the name Nadine such as Nadia, Natalie, Nadeem, Nader, Nadeeda, Nadish, Nadi and so on. The correct pronunciation is Nuh-deen and NOT Naydeen as many Americans would have it and to which I cringe when I hear them pronouncing it.

Name Nadine In Arabic : نادين "Admonitory/Messenger," "Showerer of blessings."
Name Nadine In Bangla : নাদিনে
Name Nadine In Urdu : نادینے
Name Nadine In Hindi : नदिने
Nadine in Chinese : 纳迪娜
Nadine in Hieroglyphics: (unable to add the images here. I tried, sorry)
Nadine(French and Slavic) - "giving a hope" "hopeful"
Nadina (old German) - bear's brave
Nadine (Persian) - "unique, unusual"

I hope this is helpful to all you "Nadine's" out there and for the parents who wish to use that name for their new born child.
mclabhran  11/1/2015
I really like this uncommon name, and pronounce it "Nay-deen." My only association with it is the "Hey Arnold!" character. It sounds classy, sophisticated, and refined, yet "cool" at the same time. (And that character is something of a tomboy, so...^^)
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  6/27/2015
Nadine is the name of one of the girls in the band Caramella Girls (she is the purple-haired one).
SH2237  6/24/2015
Hungarian form is Nadin.
Ambiversion  6/21/2015
This is my name and we pronounce it Nahdeen in my family. Love my name because it's not popular. Gave it to my daughter Charlotte (which was another unused name 20 years ago when we gave it to her... this all changed last week!) as her middle name.
My name is not pop.  5/10/2015
Australian actress Nadine Garner (b. 1970).
Just Jonquil  3/20/2015
This is my daughter's name. So clearly I'm a fan. It's also the title of a great Chuck Berry song.
jessiebelle  1/28/2015
Nadine is a character in the show Twin Peaks. She is arguably the most tragic character in the show; her husband never loved her and accidentally shot out her eye. Midway through the series she attempts suicide and wakes up from her coma believing she is 18 years old. She then begins to attend high school and joins the wrestling team.
dimitridominic  11/27/2014
This is a beautiful name. The "na-DEEN" is the proper French pronunciation and of course, sounds way better than "NAY-deen".
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
I encountered the name Nadine on a television show quite a while back, and while I initially thought it was interesting, the amount of times I heard it said quickly caused it to grow annoying. The sound (Nay-DEEN) became grating and irritating.
Francesca  7/4/2014
The Spanish version of the name NADINE is NADINA which is also the same in Russian.
flax  3/6/2014
The name Nadine was given to 138 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I think this is one of many girl names that is quite unappreciated in America today. I love it; very cute and mature sounding at the same time (if that makes any sense! Hahaha) It doesn't have any nicknames (at least, that I know of), so I could see a child disliking it growing up, but with time, I think anyone could come to like it. It sounds very sophisticated and feminine, without being annoyingly frilly or soft. Great name!
spaz123  7/24/2012
Hello :) I am Nadine. I am from England, and I pronounce my name Naydeen.
I had to respond to the user who said they don't know of any nicknames for the name.
My nickname has been Nade ever since I can remember!
NadineIndigo  7/7/2016
This is my sister's name and we say it nah DEE nah, although I know that is not the norm and it was adapted from the French name.
Trexa  10/17/2010
Although na-DEEN is the French pronunciation, Nadine is also used in the English-speaking world. The alternate English pronunciation is nay-DEEN.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2010
It's my understanding that the name also has an Irish derivation with the pronunciation being NAYdeen. After 40 years of answering to that, I hope it's right!
― Anonymous User  2/23/2010
One of teachers puts too much emphasis on the 'd'. It sounds like NaDDeen. I hate it!
lia  2/14/2010
Nadine is the name of a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon "Hey Arnold!" Although a minor character, Nadine's primary personality trait is an interest in insects and spiders. She has dark brown skin and blonde hair styled in pigtails to look like spider's legs.
JoReia  10/10/2009
Nadine means "hope".
rachypiesheepbaa  2/10/2009
This name is also quite popular in Northern Ireland.
rachypiesheepbaa  2/6/2009
I'm an aspiring writer, and the heroine of my first novel is called Nadine. She is a very kind, sensitive, intelligent, caring character. Now whenever I hear the name, I imagine a really nice person like that. Even though a famous pop star has this name, it doesn't seem to have become that common. I hope to use this name for my own daughter one day, if I ever have one.
Amy456  11/27/2008
I really, really like the name Nadine. I associate it with a lot of things. Yes, it's old-fashioned, but that seems to be the sort of thing I'm into. Nadine is such a pretty name. It reminds me of the character Naminé from Kingdom Hearts. It's a very nice name!
Wilted  8/2/2008
I love this name, and while I love all the pronunciations it has, my favorite is "nay-DEEN." That's probably just because that was the first way I'd ever heard the name pronounced.
Cymry  6/7/2008
My name's Nadine and I think it's a great name. It's not that popular. I am the only girl in my school with this name. I hate it when my teacher calls me nay-deen. It's so annoying.
lia  4/7/2008
This is the name of a lady I know, she pronounces it "nay-DEEN".
― Anonymous User  3/24/2008
I love my name and the fact that so few people have the same name. The only downside is that no one knows how to pronounce it! While I don't like Nay-deen, Nar-deen is even worse.
As it's a French name, I'm going to take the word of a French lady named Nadine who told me my Aussie accent was butchering my name (I tend to say Ni-deen, apparently). She told my quite authoritively that it is pronounced Nah-deen, with the Nah quite soft and emphasis on deen.
Nadine19  3/5/2008
My name is Nadine Jordan I think it is a really nice name. Most people call me Nay-deen because they cannot say it right.
17bro14nad  12/22/2007
Nadine is a beautiful name. I do recommened this name to anybody who likes Nadya.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2007
This is my mother's name and she pronounces it Nay-deen. I like it pronounced Nah-deen better.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2007
That's not the elaborated form of Nadya, but the short form of Bernardine.
lillinparadise  4/1/2007
Nadine has absolutely nothing to do with the name Bernardine. Nadine is the French version of "Nadia," which means hope.
sarahj  8/28/2007
My name is Nadine and I feel it is a very independant name. I love my name and feel it is a lovely girls name.
sexy momma  2/20/2007
Nadine Coyle is a singer in the pop group Girls Aloud.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2006
I think it's very old fashioned.
esma  9/16/2006
I think this would make a good middle name. I like it, it's very beautiful.
pink_floyd_fan  8/3/2006
Nadine is the name of a character in Stephen King's The Stand. The character is a teacher who cares for a little boy she found wandering after a plague has wiped out most of the population. It turns out she is to be the virginal bride of Satan who is meant to have his child, but in a moment of rebellion, she throws herself over the bacony and ruins his plans. Her hair goes from black to white during the course of the book. I love this name -- not just because of the character :)
Ceyx54  6/15/2006
I have always liked this name. The meaning is very nice. It would also make a good middle name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
As mentioned before, it is pronounced generally one of three ways: nah-din, nAY-deen, and na-DEEN.
khaotickharma  4/24/2006
This is the singer Alanis Morissette's middle name: Alanis Nadine Morissette.
kanine  3/4/2006
This is my name and I pronounce it nah-din. I always get so frustrated when people say nay-deen or na-deen.
deany  1/5/2006
In the children's "Arthur" books and videos, Nadine is D.W.'s imaginary friend.
breakofday  12/16/2005
I don't like Nadine, it sounds too heavy and it's hard to say because of the 2 n's.
Dogsy  11/28/2005

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