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Origin & Meaning

The name Nana is of Hawaiin origin.

The meaning of Nana is "name of a spring month, name of a star".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "favor, grace" and Japanese origin, where its meaning is "seven, vegetables or greens".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 6327  in baby name popularity for girls with 20 occurrences.  It ranked 3408 in popular baby names for boys with 32 occurrences. 

View the Nana Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Nana has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Nana to other names.


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Nana is a diminutive (nickname) of Ann.

Other Tidbits

Nana falls into the name categories celestial, season.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nana in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Nana in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nana in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.