Nana - girls name

Nana name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 67%

Nana name meaning:

The name Nana is of many origins and holds various meanings across different cultures. In some African countries, Nana is derived from the Akan language and means "mother." It is often used as a title for esteemed female elders or leaders in the community. In Japanese, Nana means "seven," symbolizing luck and good fortune. It can also be a diminutive of the name Nanette or a variation of the Hebrew name Hannah, both meaning "grace" or "favor."

When used as a term of endearment by a grandchild, Nana becomes a loving nickname for a grandmother. It represents a warm and affectionate bond between the generations, embodying care, wisdom, and nurturing qualities. The name Nana, regardless of its origin, evokes a sense of respect, strength, and familial love. Whether a traditional African title, a Japanese symbol of luck, or a cherished nickname, Nana carries a rich history and meaning that celebrates the important role of women in society and family life.

Origin: Hawaiian

Name of a spring month, name of a star.

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Overall UK ranking: 1866 out of 5581

15 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Nana

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