Meaning and name origin
Nina \n(i)-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced NEE-nah, NYNE-ah. It is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nina is "little girl; great-granddaughter". Also diminutive of Ann (Hebrew) "grace". In Slavic, a short form of names ending with -nina, such as Antonina. Neena is also a Hindi name meaning "pretty eyes". Nina was the name of one of Christopher Columbus's three ships. Ballerina Dame Ninette de Valois.
Nina is a very popular first name for females (#268 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#55212 out of 88799, Top 62%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nina for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nina and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nina (#295), Ann (#945), Nena and Antonina. (2014 statistics).
Nina is also pronounced similarly to Nana, Nani, Nania, Nanna, Nona, Nonah, Noni, Nonna and Pnina. Other suggested similar baby names are Aina, Bina, Dina, Fina, Gina, Jina, Kina, Lina, Mina, Naima, Nan, Nann, Neima, Nia, Nika, Nila, Ninfa, Nioma, Nira, Nita, Rina, Sina, Tina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nina.