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Meaning of the name Nena

[ 2 syll. ne-na, nen-a ] The baby girl name Nena is pronounced as NEH-Naa- or NIY-Naa- †. Nena is of Hebrew, African-Mende, and Italian origin, and it is predominantly used in the African, English, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, and German languages. From African-Mende roots, its meaning is 'very young, a black-seeded plant with hard fruit' - in this context, Nena can be used in the English language.

In addition, Nena is a variant form of Magdalena in the African, English, Italian, Spanish, and Swahili languages.

Nena is also a variant form of Nina in the English and German languages.

Nena is an unusual baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1954 with 0.005% of baby girls being given the name Nena. It ranked at #949 then. The baby name has since experienced a decline in frequency, and is used only on a very light scale today. In 2012, among the group of girl names directly linked to Nena, Nina was the most commonly used.

Baby names that sound like Nena include Naa, Naah, Nacheane, Nadjae, Naemi, Naeney, Naeni, Naenie, Naeny, Naho, Nahyd, Naime, Nami, Namy, Nana, Nanee, Naney, Nani, Nanie, and Nanna.

† Pronunciation for Nena: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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