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What does Nanette mean?

Nanette Pronunciation of Nanette [nanette] as a girls' name is pronounced nan-NET. It is of French and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nanette is "He (God) has favored me". Diminutive of Ann.


Nanette has 5 variants: Nanine, Nannette, Nettie, Netty and Ninon.

Affiliated girl names: Anne and Nan.

Creative forms:
(female) Nante, Nenette, ..

(male) Naneter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nanette Cataleya (N.C.), ..

How popular is Nanette?

Nanette is a very prominent first name for females (#829 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Nanette was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #383 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Nanette are Ann (#893 from recent data), Anne (#569), Nan, Nannette and Nettie. These relations of Nanette were at the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (median #789) and have become significantly less conventional since, with forms like Ann becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nanette, Ann, Anne, Nan, Nannette, Nettie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nanette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nanette is alike in pronunciation to Nanete, Ninete, Ninette, Ninnette and Nynette. Other recommended names are Anette, Annette, Arnette, Babette, Cadette, Danette, Dannette, Dawnette, Fayette, Finette, Garnette, Genette, Ginette, Halette, Jaenette, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Jannette, Jazette, Jeanette, Jenette, Jonette, Junette, Lanetta, Lanette, Lavette, Lenette, Linette, Lonette, Lunette, Lynette, Manette, Marette, Marnette, Minette, Nadette, Nanelle, Nineta, Ninetta, Ornette, Rayette, Renette, Ronette, Sarette, Tonette, Twanette, Vanetta, Vinette, Vynette, Wanetta, Wanette and Zanetta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nanette.

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