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What does Neneh mean?

Neneh Pronunciation of Neneh [neneh] as a name for girls means "little girl; great-granddaughter". Neneh is a version of Nina (Spanish, Hebrew).

Associated with: little, great.


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

3 more relations via Nina: Nineta, Ninete and Ninon.

Creative forms:
(female) Nener, Nerneh, ..

(male) Nein, Nenev, ..

Middle name pairings:
Neneh Zaria (N.Z.), ..

How popular is Neneh?

Neneh is a rare given name for females. Neneh is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Neneh (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Nina (#300 via latest list) and Nena. Adoption of these forms of Neneh reached its highest a century ago (average #548) and is somewhat lower today (#1150, 45.6%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nena, Nina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Neneh is alike in pronunciation to Nana, Nani, Nania, Nanna, Nanney, Nanni, Nanny, Nona, Nonah, Noni, Nonie, Nonna and Nonnah. Other suggested similar names are Neel, Neneca, Nevaeh and Neve. These names tend to be more frequently used than Neneh.

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