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What does Nanni mean?

Nanni Pronunciation of Nanni [nan-ni] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the name Nanni means "He (God) has favored me". Nanni is a version of Anne (Hebrew): the English variant of Hannah.


Nanni has 6 variants: Nana, Nannie, Nanny, Nina, Nona and Nonie.

29 more alternative forms via Anne: Anci, Anki, Ann, Anna, Anni, Annie, Annis, Anny, Hajna, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Hanny, Nan, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanete, Nanice, Nanine, Nanon, Nanor, Neti, Ninon, Ninor and Oni.

Creative forms:
(female) Nini, Nyni, ..

(male) Nanne, Nannix, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nanni Loretta (N.L.), ..

How popular is Nanni?

Nanni is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#24146 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ann (#893 a year ago), Anna (#44), Anne (#569), Annie (#323), Annis, Hana (#860), Nan, Nana, Nancee, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy (#820), Nannie, Nanny, Nina (#300), Nona and Nonie are the prominent related forms of Nanni (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Nanni was at its peak a century ago (median #793) and is now much reduced (#1400, down 94%). Anna is the continual favorite, although Hana appears to be gaining favor too, while versions like Anne are now less common. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Annis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hana, Nan, Nana, Nancee, Nanci in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nona, Nonie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Annie, Nancy, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nanni is alike in pronunciation to Nani, Nania, Nanna, Nanney, Neena, Neina, Nena, Neneh, Nenna, Nonah, Noni, Nonna, Nonnah, Nonnie and Nyna. Other suggested similar names are Benni, Bonni, Bunni, Conni, Dani, Danni, Denni, Donni, Fanni, Franni, Genni, Ginni, Jayni, Jenni, Jinni, Jonni, Kanani, Kani, Kianni, Lani, Lonni, Marni, Nainsi, Nalani, Nancsi, Nanda, Nann, Nanncy, Naomi, Nari, Rani, Ronni, Sonni, Sunni, Tahni, Tani, Tawni, Vinni and Vonni. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nanni.

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