Gender Feminine
Scripts Нина(Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian) Ніна(Ukrainian, Belarusian)
Pronounced Pron. NYEE-nə(Russian) NEE-na(Italian, German, Slovak) NEE-nə(English) NEE-NA(French) NEE-nah(Finnish) nyi-NU(Lithuanian) NYEE-na(Polish) NI-na(Czech)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Short form of names that end in nina, such as Antonina or Giannina. It was imported to Western Europe from Russia and Italy in the 19th century. This name also nearly coincides with the Spanish word niña meaning "little girl". A famous bearer was the American musician Nina Simone (1933-2003).

Related Names

VariantsTonya(Russian) Nena(English)
DiminutivesNinochka(Russian) Ninette(French)
Masculine FormsAntonino(Italian) Nikola, Nikolai, Nikolay(Bulgarian)
Other Languages & CulturesAntonina(Ancient Roman) Jone, Nikole(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Joana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna, Janne(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Xoana(Galician) Gianna, Ioanna, Nikol, Yanna, Yianna(Greek) Johanna, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Siobhán(Irish) Johanna(Late Roman) Antoņina, Jana, Janīna, Ņina(Latvian) Ivana, Jovana(Macedonian) Nikora(Maori) Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Joana, Joaninha(Portuguese) Ioana(Romanian) Giuanna(Sardinian) Jean, Seona, Sheona, Shona(Scottish) Seonag(Scottish Gaelic) Juana, Nicolasa, Juanita(Spanish) Johana, Nicol(Spanish (Latin American)) Siân, Siwan(Welsh)
Same SpellingŅina, Nina 2, Nina 3
User SubmissionsNi-na, Nína, Niña, Nina, Niná

Popularity

People think this name is

youthful   informal   natural   wholesome   refined   simple  

Name Days

Austria: December 15
Bulgaria: December 6
Czechia: October 24
Finland: October 26
France: January 14
Norway: April 4
Poland: December 15
Romania: January 14
Russia: January 27
Slovakia: July 12

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Entry updated June 9, 2023