Given Name NINA (1)

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Нина (Russian, Serbian)
PRONOUNCED: NYEE-nə (Russian), NEE-na (Italian, German), NEE-nə (English), NEE-NA (French), NEE-nah (Finnish), NYEE-na (Polish)  [details]

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".
VARIANTS: Tonya (Russian), Nena (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Ninette (French)
MASCULINE FORMS: Antonino, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano (Italian), Ian, Ivan, John, Jon (English), Jan, Johann, Johannes (German), Antonin, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann (French), Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon (Swedish), Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Jone (Norwegian), Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon (Danish), Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani (Finnish), Jan, Johan, Johannes (Dutch), Iwan, Jan, Janusz (Polish), Anže, Ivan, Jan, Janez (Slovene), Antonín, Ivan, Jan (Czech), Ivan, Ján (Slovak), Ivan (Croatian), Ivan, Jovan (Serbian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Tajuana (African American), Antonina (Ancient Roman), Jone (Basque), Joanna (Biblical), Ioanna (Biblical Greek), Iohanna (Biblical Latin), Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana (Bulgarian), Joana (Catalan), Ghjuvanna (Corsican), Johanna (Estonian), Xoana (Galician), Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna (Greek), Johanna, Hanna (Hungarian), Jóhanna, Jóna (Icelandic), Siobhán (Irish), Johanna (Late Roman), Janina (Lithuanian), Ivana, Jovana (Macedonian), Jehanne, Johanne (Medieval French), Joana, Joaninha (Portuguese), Ioana (Romanian), Giuanna (Sardinian), Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheona, Shona (Scottish), Juana, Juanita (Spanish), Ivanna, Yana (Ukrainian), Siwan (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Nina (2), Nina (3)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Ņina, Nína, Nina, Niná


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Entry updated December 8, 2017