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What does Nania mean?

Nania Pronunciation of Nania [na-nia] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Nania means "He (God) has favored me". Nania is an alternate form of Nan (Hebrew): transcription and nickname of Ann.


Nania has 4 variants: Nana, Nanna, Nannie and Nanny.

8 more relations via Nan: Nance, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanella, Nanine, Nanon and Ninon.

Creative forms:
(female) Ninia, Nonia, ..

(male) Naan, Nanoah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nania Savanna (N.S.), ..

How popular is Nania?

Nania is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#55971 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Nania (outside Top 2000) are Nancy (#820 from current records), Nanna, Nanny, Nannie, Nancie, Nana, Nanci and Nan. Other forms, like Nanella, are uncommon. These forms of Nania were popular as baby names in the 1940s (average #1114) and have become significantly less common since, with versions like Nan falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nanna, Nannie, Nanny in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nania is pronounced similarly to Nani, Nanney, Nanni, Neena, Neina, Nena, Neneh, Nenna, Nina, Nona, Nonah, Noni, Nonie, Nonna, Nonnah, Nonnie, Nyna and Pnina. Other recommended names are Camia, Chania, Dania, Donia, Fabia, Fadia, Fania, Faunia, Fawnia, Grania, Hania, Hannia, Jania, Junia, Kacia, Lakia, Latia, Malia, Naama, Nadia, Nagida, Naia, Naima, Nakia, Nanda, Nann, Nanor, Naoma, Naomia, Nari, Nasia, Natania, Natifa, Nicia, Nidia, Novia, Nunzia, Pania, Pazia, Rania, Sadia, Saria, Shania, Tacia, Talia, Tania, Tansia, Tanzia, Tasia, Tatia, Tawnia, Tazia, Urania, Vania, Venia, Zaria and Zenia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nania.

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