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What does Nanna mean?

Nanna Pronunciation of Nanna [nan-na] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the name Nanna means "He (God) has favored me". Nanna is a version of Nan (Hebrew): version and nickname of Ann.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Nanne, Nannoe, ..

(male) Nannas, Nanne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nanna Frankie (N.F.), ..

How popular is Nanna?

Nanna is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#42134 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nanna entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #1403 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy (#820 from recent data), Nannie and Nanny are the popular varying forms of Nanna listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Nanna was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (adoption of 2.45%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.01%, down 99%).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Nanna is alike in pronunciation to Nani, Nanney, Nanni, Neena, Neenah, Neina, Nena, Neneh, Nenna, Nina, Nona, Nonah, Noni, Nonie, Nonna, Nonnah, Nonnie, Nyna and Pnina. Other suggested similar names are Canna, Dagna, Dahna, Danna, Dawna, Eanna, Fauna, Gafna, Gana, Gianna, Hajna, Hana, Hanna, Hinna, Honna, Ianna, Ioanna, Janina, Janna, Jenna, Jinna, Lanna, Leanna, Lianna, Linna, Lonna, Naama, Nadena, Nadina, Nadra, Naila, Naima, Nalea, Nanda, Nann, Nanor, Naoma, Nava, Ninfa, Osanna, Ranna, Rianna, Roanna, Sanna, Seanna, Tahna, Taina, Vana, Vanina, Vanna, Venna, Wanna, Yana, Yanna, Yoanna and Zanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nanna.

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