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Nana meaning and name origin

Nana \n(a)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced NAH-nah. It is of Hawaiian origin. Name of a spring month and the name of a star. The Spanish Nana is a pet form of Ana. Nana and Nanny have come to mean "grandmother" or "person who looks after children".

For more information, see also related names Ann and Nan.

Baby names that sound like Nana are Nani, Nanna, Nania, Nann, Nyna and Nena.

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Popularity of Nana

Nana is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2677 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Nana
Popularity of Nana