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Meaning and name origin

Nena \n(e)-na\ as a girl's name is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nena is "little girl; great-granddaughter". Nena is a variant of Nina (Spanish, Hebrew): also diminutive of Ann (Hebrew) "grace".


Nena has 6 variant forms: Neena, Neenah, Neina, Neneh, Nenna, Nyna.


Nena is a very popular first name for females (#1638 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nena for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nina (#295) and Nena. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Nena is also pronounced similarly 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 commonly used than Nena.