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What does Nadine mean?

Nadine Pronunciation of Nadine [na-dine] as a girls' name is pronounced nay-DEEN. It is of French origin. Variant of Nadia. Author Nadine Gordimer.


Nadine has 8 variants: Nadeen, Nadena, Nadene, Nadie, Nadina, Nadyna, Nadyne and Naydeen.

8 more relations via Nadia: Nada, Nadege, Nadija, Nadiya, Nadja, Nady, Nadya and Nadzia.

Creative forms:
(female) Naine, ..

(male) Nadile, Nadini, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nadine Natalie (N.N.), ..

How popular is Nadine?

Nadine is a very prominent first name for women (#415 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Nadine reached its highest position of #249 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #1424 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nadine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nadine outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Nadia (#345 in recent rankings), Nadya, Nada and Nadene are the popular related forms of Nadine (#1424 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Nadege, are seldom used. These relations of Nadine were at the height of their popularity in 2005 (average #1447) and are now much less conventional (#1553, 53.4%), with the form Nadine going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nadine, Nada, Nadene, Nadia, Nadya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nadine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adine, Aldine, Ardine, Cadie, Carine, Daline, Davine, Eadie, Eadin, Faline, Jacine, Jadine, Jaine, Jaline, Janine, Jaxine, Kadie, Karine, Laine, Larine, Madina, Marine, Maxine, Mazine, Nadira, Nanice, Nanine, Narice, Narine, Natana, Nerine, Norine, Nurine, Ondine, Paine, Raedine, Raine, Rasine, Sabine, Sadie, Sadina, Sarine, Savine, Undine, Wardine and Zadie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nadine.

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