Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. NAN
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Meaning & History

Originally a diminutive of Ann. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of Nancy.

Related Names

DiminutiveNance
Other Languages & CulturesAgnesa(Albanian) Agnes, Hagne(Ancient Greek) Hannah(Arabic) Anna(Armenian) Ane, Anne(Basque) Anna, Hanna(Belarusian) Anna, Hannah(Biblical) Anna(Biblical Greek) Channah(Biblical Hebrew) Anna(Biblical Latin) Anna, Oanez, Annaig, Annick(Breton) Ana, Anna(Bulgarian) Agnès, Aina, Anna(Catalan) Agneza, Ana, Hana, Ines, Janja, Nensi(Croatian) Anežka, Anna, Hana(Czech) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnethe, Ane, Anette, Anika, Anita, Annette, Anni(Danish) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Annelien, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annet, Annette, Annie, Annika, Annuska, Anouk, Anoushka, Anouska, Ans, Antje, Anuschka, Nes, Neske(Dutch) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Age, Anneli, Anni, Annika, Anu(Estonian) Anna(Faroese) Ana(Fijian) Anna, Anne, Aune, Hanna, Iines, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Niina(Finnish) Agnès, Anne, Inès, Annette, Annick, Annie, Anny, Anouk, Ninon(French) Antje(Frisian) Ana, Anano, Ani, Anuki(Georgian) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anelie, Anika, Anina, Anita, Anneli, Annelie, Annett, Annette, Anni, Annika, Anuschka(German) Agni, Anna(Greek) Chana, Chanah, Hanna, Hannah(Hebrew) Ágnes, Anna, Hanna, Ági, Anett, Anikó, Anita, Panka, Panna, Panni(Hungarian) Agnes, Anna, Hanna(Icelandic) Aignéis, Nainsí(Irish) Agnese, Anna, Ines, Annetta(Italian) Agnese, Agnija, Anna, Inese, Anita, Ina(Latvian) Nes(Limburgish) Agnė, Inesa, Ona(Lithuanian) Anke, Antje(Low German) Agnija, Ana(Macedonian) Ann(Manx) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnethe, Anette, Anita, Annette, Anniken(Norwegian) Anna(Occitan) Agnieszka, Anna, Hanna, Anita, Jaga, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagusia(Polish) Ana, Inês, Anita(Portuguese) Ana, Anca, Ancuța, Ani, Anișoara(Romanian) Agnessa, Anna, Inessa, Agnia, Agniya(Russian) Anna, Annag, Nandag(Scottish Gaelic) Agnija, Ana, Janja(Serbian) Agnesa, Anna, Hana, Agneša(Slovak) Ana, Hana, Ines, Janja, Neža, Anica, Anika, Anita, Anka, Ankica, Anuša, Nuša(Slovene) Hana(Sorbian) Ana, Inés, Ani, Anita(Spanish) Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agneta, Agnetha, Anette, Anita, Anneli, Annelie, Annette, Annika(Swedish) Ana(Tongan) Anna, Ganna, Hanna, Inessa(Ukrainian) Nest, Nesta(Welsh) Henda, Hene, Henye(Yiddish)
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Entry updated August 26, 2016