What does Nena mean?
Nena /ne-na/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls has the meaning "little girl; great-granddaughter". Nena is a version of Nina (Spanish, Hebrew) with the prefix Ne-.
How popular is Nena?
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. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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%, ▼33.4%). (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.