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Gender Feminine
Scripts Нина(Russian, Serbian) Ніна(Ukrainian, Belarusian)
Pronounced Pron. NYEE-nə(Russian)
NEE-na(Italian, German, Slovak)
NEE-nə(English)
NEE-NA(French)
NEE-nah(Finnish)
NYEE-na(Polish)
NI-na(Czech)
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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".

Related Names

VariantsTonya(Russian) Nena(English)
DiminutiveNinette(French)
Masculine FormsAntonino, Giovanni, Ivan, Ivano(Italian) Ian, Ivan, John, Jon(English) Jan, Johann, Johannes(German) Antonin, Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan(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(Polish) Anže, Anžej, Ivan, Jan, Janez(Slovene) Antonín, Ivan, Jan(Czech) Ivan, Ján(Slovak) Ivan(Croatian) Ivan, Jovan(Serbian)
Other Languages & CulturesTajuana(African American) Antonina(Ancient Roman) Jone(Basque) Joanna(Biblical) Ioanna(Biblical Greek) Iohanna(Biblical Latin) Yanna, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana(Bulgarian) Joana(Catalan) Ghjuvanna(Corsican) Johanna(Estonian) Jóna(Faroese) Xoana(Galician) Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Yianna(Greek) Johanna, Hanna(Hungarian) Jóhanna, Jóna(Icelandic) Siobhán(Irish) Johanna(Late Roman) Antoņina, Ņina(Latvian) Antanina, 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) Siwan(Welsh)
Same SpellingŅina, Nina (2), Nina (3)
User SubmissionsNína, Nina, Niná

Popularity

People think this name is

youthful   informal   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   nerdy  
Bulgaria: December 6
Czech Republic: October 24
France: January 14
Latvia: October 28 (as Ņina)
Poland: December 15
Russia: January 27
Slovakia: July 12

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