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What does Nieves mean?

Nieves /nie-ves/ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Nieves means "snow". Nieves is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Ni-, of Neva (Latin): from the word "nivis".

Associated with: snow (white).


Nieves has 1 relation via Neva: Neve.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Neves, Noeves, ..

(male) Nieris, Nievesshua, ..

How popular is Nieves?

Nieves is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2534 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#1146 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Neva and Neve are the popular variation forms of Nieves (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Nieves were at the peak of their popularity 124 years ago (adoption of 0.04%), but now, the form Neva has become less stylish. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Nieves and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Neva in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Celes, Ceres, Lies, Neel, Neives, Neneh, Neris, Nerys, Nevaeh, Nevesah, Nevsa, Nevya, Niesha, Nike, Nikkey, Ninete (see Nina), Niobe, Nis, Nixe, Nixie and Noele. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nieves.