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What does Nena mean?

Nena \n(e)-na\ as a name for girls. Nena's roots are Spanish and Hebrew, and the meaning of Nena is "little girl; great-granddaughter". Nena is a derivative of Nina (Spanish, Hebrew).


Nena has 6 variants: Neena, Neenah, Neina, Neneh, Nenna and Nyna.

Nena has 10 more different forms via Nina: Ninacska, Nineta, Ninete, Ninetta, Ninette, Ninnette, Ninochka, Ninon, Ninoska and Ninotchka.


Nena is a very popular first name for women (#1638 out of 4276, Top 38%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#123314 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Nena for girls. Nena reached its top rank of #816 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nena name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Nena and associated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Nena listed in the Top 1000 is Nina (#295 the previous year). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.529%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3525%, down 33.4%). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nena, Nina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Nena is alike in pronunciation to Nana, Nani, Nania, Nanna, Nona, Nonah, Noni and Nonna. Other suggested similar baby names are Bena, Dena, Eena, Gena, Jena, Kena, Lena, Mena, Nan, Nann, Nea, Neda, Neema, Neima, Neka, Nela, Neoma, Nera, Neta, Neva, Rena, Sena, Tena, Vena, Xena and Zena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nena.