Meaning
Usage
Pronunciation
Famous
Impression
Other
1
Nena in Spanish is a affectionate way of calling a little girl or teenager, it is very sweet, it could be "honey" or "babe" in English. For boys it is Nene. Anyway, it is a common nickname for Elena and Magdalena, also used for girls that have the same name as their mother. I have a little cousin named "Barbara" and everyone calls her "La Nena". It started as a little family slang and now it is basically her name. And it is very sweet indeed!
― Anonymous User  6/16/2018
1
There’s multiple ways of saying it but in Spanish the letter E makes an A sound and that’s why the phonetic spelling is NAY-nuh. There is also other words for it in other languages because they’re different languages, it’s not confined to just one language.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2018
1
I love this name! It looks more balanced than Nina does in my opinion.
thezenithofnadir  2/3/2018
1
I have only heard it pronounced as NEH-nah.
xgirl  9/6/2014
2
It is German. Pronounced as NAY-nuh.

Sources: I can speak German.
SEC908  2/8/2013
1
According to Aztec mythology, Nena was an incarnation of the star Goddess Citlalinicue and became a first woman on Earth (along with Natu or Tenu).
Relatively frequent name in Latin America, with the attributes of grace and gracefulness.
xuannu  6/25/2012
1
I always pronounce and hear it pronounced "NAY-n[]".
DaphneSusan  12/24/2010
1
I love this name, it is so adorable, much prettier than Nina.
It is also the name of wonderful German singer Nena, who is one of my favorite singers.
DaphneSusan  12/24/2010
1
Also a feminine name in Croatia. Often used as a short form of Nevenka.
goricar  1/16/2010
2
Pronounced NEH-nah in Croatia.
enchy  10/2/2009
0
Used in Croatia. Pronounced NA-na (1st letter A like E in Merry).
― Anonymous User  4/9/2009
0
It is sometimes used as a nickname for Verena in Germany.
LoQuiero  12/12/2008
1
Nena was the stage name of the German singer famous for 99 Luftballons [which was translated into English under the title 99 Red Balloons]. The nickname was a variation of the Spanish word niña, used to refer to little girls, which she obtained when she was three when she went on vacation to Spain.
Izartrix  9/3/2007
1
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/23/2007
1
Uma Thurman's mother goes by Nena. I don't like it so much.
nothingshortoftragic  2/23/2007
1
Nena Venetsanou is a Greek singer.
elemire  8/27/2006
1
The feminine name "Nena" is also used in Greece. Besides, "Nena" reminds of "Yanena", which is a town in northwest Greece.
iva_toneva  5/13/2006
1
The feminine name "Nena" is used in Bulgaria too. Hier "Nena" is the new form of "Nenka".
iva_toneva  5/13/2006
1
Nena has an Old English origin and means "girl". Nena also means "girl" in Spanish.
iva_toneva  1/11/2006
1
Actually, niña means "girl" in Spanish, not nena. Nena ("NAY-nah") is a Spanish slang word used as an affectionate term of endearment, usually from boyfriend to girlfriend, equivalent to "sweetheart" or "baby" in English. You won't find it in the dictionary. The masculine form is nene ("NAY-nay"). Parents also call their daughters/sons "nena"/"nene".
SeaHorse15  9/7/2009

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.

Add a Comment