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What does Nania mean?

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


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

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

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

(male) Naan, Nanoah, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Nania (outside Top 2000) are Nancy (#752 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. Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Nania and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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 Nania and related baby names 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.