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[ 2 syll. ni-na, nin-a ] The baby girl name Nina is pronounced in English as NIYNah or in German, Italian, Polish and Russian as NIYNaa †.

1: Nina is used predominantly in the English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Swahili languages, and its origin is Italian. The name developed as a short form of names ending in '-nina'. Another possible origin is from the Spanish 'nina' meaning 'little girl'. The name was first taken up by English speakers in the 19th century.

The name Nina is used to a great extent; it has 26 variations that are used in English and other languages. Variations used in English include Neena, Neenah, Neina, Nena (used in German as well), Nenah, Neneh, Nenna, Ninacska, Ninah, Nineta, Ninete, Ninetta (used in Italian as well), Ninja, Ninna, Ninnetta, Ninnette, Ninochka, Ninosca, and Nyna. The pet form Ninette (used in French as well), and the variant spelling Niina are other English forms. Ninka (Polish), Ninoska (Russian), and Ninotchka (Russian) are foreign variations of Nina. Specific foreign variants include the pet forms Ninon (French) and Ninoshka (Russian).

2: Nina's origin is Native American. Here, it means mighty.

Nina is a pet form of the name Ann (English and Greek).

Nina is also a variation (English and Hungarian) of Anna.

Nina is also a pet form (Catalan, Czech, English, French, Hebrew, Indian, Polish, Russian, Slavic, Spanish, and Swahili) of the name Antonina (English, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and German).

Nina is also a variation (Polish) of the name Jean (English and Scottish).

Nina is popular as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1902 with 0.132% of baby girls being given the name Nina. Its ranking then was #145. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and it is of very modest use in recent years. In 2012, its usage was only 0.056% and its ranking #291, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Anna, among all girl names in its group. In 2012, its use outnumbered Nina's by 5 times.

Baby names that sound like Nina include Neena, Neenah, Neina, Nyna, Pnina, Naa, Naah, Nacheane, Nacheene, Naema, Naemah, Naemi, Naenea, Naenia, Naeniah, Naho, Nahum, Nahyd, Naia, and Naime.

† Pronunciation for Nina: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

A famous person named Nina is Singer Nina Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 21 February 1933 - 21 April 2003, Tryon, North Carolina.

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