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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Nina
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nina in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Nina:
Records indicate that 120,323 girls in the United States have been named Nina since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 1,884 people in the U.S. were given the name Nina. Those people are now 40 years old.
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Comments about the name Nina
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103 Positive Comments
"Hi my name is Nina as well, I always wondered as a child why my parents picked this name. Now I know I love it I have numerous nicknames from Ninja, Niva, neener, nina pinta the santa maria, Ninocka, ninee... Cant complain its short easy to pronounce :)" Feb. 19, 2015:
"Hello my fellow Ninas from around the world! Reading the comments made my day. In my country there are a lot of girls and women named Nina (also pronounced Neena, but usually spelled with two 'i'). My name is spelld Nina, so it gets spelled wrong sometimes. The funny thing about my name is that at my last job there were at one time 3 Ninas! Being such a short name, I have had few nicknames, only Ninkan and Ninni (Neenny)." Apr. 24, 2014:
"my name is ninya i have never met another one before everyone calls me nina and i love the name nina and ninya most people call me ninja" Mar. 3, 2014:
"I love my name. I'm 52 now, and its been a wonderful name my whole life :) My family pronounces it in the Spanish/Russian way -- neena, rather than the Scottish way, which is nine-ah." Jan. 3, 2014:
"I named my daughter Nina. She's such a sweet little thing but I can see that there's also a fire in her belly. This name is perfect for her." Oct. 26, 2013:
"my name is nina too :D i never thought it would be very popular i love my name so much now plus there's singers that are named nina too i love my name thanks teetee vanessa for giving me this name" Mar. 18, 2012:
"My Moms name is Nina Marie. I'm looking for a middle name or first name to go well with Nina. I'd like to use it when my daughter is born, so far not sure how i'd use it. Nine is a gorgeous name!" Mar. 29, 2011:
"hey there my name is Nina too! lol i really love my name since i was in junior high. people asked my name and when i answered Nina they said it was cute. ir eally love my name. my best friends call me nin-chan or nano ( i don't no why). thanks mommy for giving this name! yeayyy. :3" Mar. 12, 2011:
"I love the name Nina. I named my baby Nina and love that it's a classy beautiful name." Jan. 19, 2011:
"Hi my name is Nina too! Everytime i tell someone my name they ask me if its a nickname and usally they pronounce it Nine-ah in stead of Nina. I used to not like my name because it wasn't common but now i love my Name" Jan. 7, 2011:
"I really love my name. I do have many nicknames, like Nug, Niner, Superniner and Ninja. I love my name, because I am always the only one in class with that name." Dec. 29, 2010:
"Hello, my name is NINA also! But sometimes people do spell my name NEENA...quite frustrating actually howeve you do pronounce it like that. I absolutely love my name, its soo feminine, easy to spell, pronouce, and i do get the occasional nicknames which are qutie funny: Nina the ballerina, Nin, Nini, Ninia, N..and so on. BEST GIRLS' NAME EVER!" Dec. 26, 2010:
"In my spanish class we had to pick a spanish name and mines Nina and i love it :D its a great name NINA!" Sep. 15, 2010:
"I'm Nina also. My mom is from the Republic of Georgia. (Saint Nina) helped bring Christianity to her country in 326 AD and my dad has American Indian blood and Nina is a very popular Am. Ind. name. It means (MIGHTY). So for them it was fitting to have a name for me that is so rich in both of their history, culture and religion" Aug. 24, 2010:
"HI! My name is also Nina, I love my name because it sounds so, well awesome, i love it. my most common nickname is ninner! but oh well! I still <3 my name!" Aug. 19, 2010:
"HII! I'm Nina too! Pretty much everyone knows how to say it that I know. I don't know ANY one else with the name Ninaa. (YES!) I love the nicknames I get with Nina too. Nini, Ninia, Nanu, Nana, NinaBallerina(I'm a dancer), NinaBellaa... It goes on. When ever I say it outloud it sounds so beautiful. And I don't know what its from, but it sure sounds Italian, and I'm Italian!" Aug. 2, 2010:
"Heeyyy! My name is Nina as well! :) I love how unique it is! I also despise when people say "Nine-uh" because that is NOT how it is pronounced. lol It's like Gina. You wouldn't say "Gyn-uh". That's just rude. haha And I know one other person at my school with a similar name, but her name is Nena and it gets on my nerves when people say we have the same name. It's different!! Anyway I have nicknames like Ninabeth cuz my middle name is Elizabeth and Nina Nina Ballerina from a book. :) I <3 it!" Jul. 16, 2010:
"Hey you all other Nina's! I quite love my name. Although I've been called Ninners, Nanu, Nana, Banina, Baniners, Nunu, and a whole lot of other cutes-y variations... I still think it's somehow an elegant name. Easy to remember yet packs a punch. Was also told once that it seemed so feminine yet vital. How's that for GREAT :D" May. 15, 2010:
"hello my name is Nina, and i love it because its not a popular name. theres not many Nina's. my name is spelt " Nina " i have not met any other ninas but my 17 yeard olds sister has a best friend called Nina" Apr. 8, 2010:
"i love my name because it's kind of uncommon and as a nickname people call me Nia :3" Mar. 31, 2010:
"Hi Ninas, my duaghters name is Nina, shes only 2 and a princess like belle/cinderella, depending which dress shes wearing - she is beautiful! We liked the name Selina (my nana's name) and my wife chose Nina which we both loved instantly. Hope her name brings happy times as it has done to all the other Ninas out there!" Mar. 16, 2010:
"Hi Nina's... My name is Nina & is pronounced "neena"... I didn't like is so much as a kid because thought it was weird to have such a differant name & hated that there where no other ninas in my school etc.. but as I got older I grew to love it & appreciate the fact thats its so unusual. I've only ever met 2 other Ninas in my 32 years... one in a job I used to work at & one in a nightclub many years ago... she was also amazed to meet another Nina too :o)" Feb. 19, 2010:
"Hey im a nina too and because im german american everybody calls me differently :) my nany calls me Nini, her polish friend calls me the polish version Ninochka, my dad calls me Ninja,...but i hate when Teachers call me Nyna...but this name is just sooo awesome :) And i love the spanish translation cause im small so it fits perfectly!!!" Feb. 13, 2010:
"hi to all the nina's out there my name is NINA too and i luv it. i an the only nina in my whole school i luv that fact as it makes me unique. i think we all have the cooolest name in the whole wide world. I <3 u all as we share the same name; NINA" Jan. 9, 2010:
"Heyy Nina's. My name is Nina too and i love it i think its individual and unique and no one else has it. Everyone loves my namee!! Also my sister is called Simone so its like the singer NINA SIMONE! i think its really cool cos no one else has those names. Ive never seen this many nina's b4!!! For my nicknames my frends call me Niz or Nizna or Nizzy or Nina Bobina and my dad and mum call me Nini Pops or Ninja!" Dec. 27, 2009:
"Hi! i'm 14 and my older sister chose to name me Nina. i absolutely love my name! my family calls my nina bean or beani, my friends parents call me nino, my best friend calls me neener weiner.
when i was in 5th grade my teacher called me nini. i've also been called ninabobina and nin. i love my name!!" Dec. 20, 2009:
"Hello, everyone, my name is Marina, and my nickname is NINA.
Love them both :)" Dec. 12, 2009:
My name is Nina too!! I love my name!! I can't believe this many people are named Nina too!! Yeah!!
~Nina" Dec. 2, 2009:
"Hello other Ninas! Nice meeting you all, I too an very happy with my name, but like many of you I have dealt with a host of "Nina-jokes"... such as, "Where is Pinta and Santa Maria?" My boyfriend affectionaly calls me "Ninny", although I resent that some since he is technically using the play on words to call me an idiot in a cute way!
I am Polish-American and I pronounce my errr... OUR name "Neena". I am told that our name spelled as Neena is from India and means "Pretty eyes", how flattering!
/ehugs and love for all, best wishes,
-Nina" Dec. 2, 2009:
"hi my name is NINA too didn't know so meny people were named Nina.People love my name cause it's different" Dec. 1, 2009:
"hi i am nina fredrickson everyone in my class says my name rocks i am in fourth grade" Nov. 15, 2009:
"My name is Nina , i am 17. it means little girl which I like, it is unique and no one else I know is called Nina. I love my name." Oct. 26, 2009:
"Hey all yhou Ninas! Its pretty wacky seeing all these comments. I had no idea there were so many Ninas out there! And I'm just 9 years old! My uncle calls me 9-uh, some people call me Nina Ballerina, and sometimes my mom calls me Nina-Bobina-Angelina-Rowena-Fadina. Our name means "mighty" and "fire" so we are powerful! I like the Ninja nickname above! My gym teacher likes my name because she thinks it sounds like a movie star name. I would like to give every Nina on the internet a big hug!" Sep. 13, 2009:
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"Everyone thinks of the 3 ships that Columbus rode on." Aug. 24, 2009:
"Hi Ninas! omg I love my name when I was younger and stupid I didn't like my name but when I was a teen I realized how different and beautiful it is! I've also had guys call it sexyy! so rock on ninas! which I've also been called nine,ninners,ninbean,nana,non-ya,nin, ohh did anyone else know "Nina" is slang for a 9mm hand gun? were dangerous!!;)" Aug. 16, 2009:
"Hi ladies! :) I've always gotten very nice compliments about my name. I too am proud of this name, I thank my mom that she gave it to me. It's very original and people always remember who you are! I agree with whomever wrote that it is very elegant... though I have to argue that it sounds a little fiesty as well. I've only encountered one other Nina in my life so far but her 2nd name is Jane... so I don't know if that counts! Hehe! :) In the past I've also been called Ninny... but also Nina Banina by friend's brother! LOL! Keep on rocking it fellow Nina's... we're the best! :D" Jul. 1, 2009:
"Im nina also, of course! i'm 14 and get called nina jelly beener (beena), nene, neens, neeners, and some others other people have mentioned. i used to not like it, but now i love my name! I like that i feel unique, because other kids in my class have 3 or 4 other kids with the same name, and i don't have any. when i tell people my name they seem surprised, but i like it. just wanted to say hi to all the other nina's!" Jun. 8, 2009:
"Hi! My name is Niina, and yes with double i because Iým Finnish. I really like my name because where ever I go in the world I never get the question "could you repeat your name?" which is the case with other usual Finnish names." May. 14, 2009:
"wud up nina's. lol. thats so weird saying it like that. anyways i don't like that name i love it, bacause its native American, and i'm native, i'm 5-6, 16 years-old, nd people call me nincompoop, nini, ninuts and ninass. lol. thats may sound rude on that last one but for me its funny. anyways peace out nina's, its your name so say it loud and proud." Apr. 9, 2009:
"I'm a Nina as well! I am also Nee, Nina Beans, Ninners, Nina Cochina, and probably some more i can't remember...lol. It's an excellent name and I love it." Apr. 7, 2009:
"Hello all Ninas! That's so weird that you all have nicknames like "Neens", "Nini", "Neeners" because my friends call me that all of the time (as if "Nina" is not short enough haha)! I love how unique it is, too I totally agree! I'm about 5-6 different ancestries, so along with my unique background, I have an appropriate name to describe my background;) I love how unique it is and it's nice that I am the only "Nina" so many of my friends know. :) BIG HUG TO MY FELLOW NINAS!" Mar. 27, 2009:
"My duaghter's name is Nina she is so lively and very artistic, she definitely knows what she wants out of life. I sometimes call her Naynay. She is my sunshine, she will always be my little girl. I am a proud Mom." Mar. 23, 2009:
"Hi! My name is Nina too!! And I'm so much proud of it! It's so stylish and unique! I simply adore it! By the way I'm 11 years old and I'm from Macedonia. Macedonia is a small country in Europe. And in the past it was the biggest country in the all times! That's cool. Macedonians are really proud of Alexander the Great! He's our hero. These were few words of me!
Love, Nina <3" Mar. 11, 2009:
"Hi everyone!tell us ur age too!
I'm Nina too!i'm an iranian girl(and my huge hi to that iranian Nina)i'm 16!i do love my name!when my mother was pregnent,she read a book about a russian female hero called Nina!at first they decided 2 call me Jeiran!well i hate this name!then they change their aim 2 Nina!
My name is really meaningful because i'm the youngest member of my family and the only girl!
I love you all Ninas!accept my huge hug!" Feb. 21, 2009:
"i absolutely adore this name and i wouldn't change it for anything. and let me just give a shout out to all my other nina's out there!!" Feb. 8, 2009:
"One of my friends is called Nina, it's short, simple, unique, and cute!" Jan. 11, 2009:
"my names nina, pronounced knee-na.
i love this name, so many nicknames come out of it tooo, i would never change my name i think its great :]" Dec. 17, 2008:
"My name in Nina and I pronounce it like 9-ah. When I was younger the teacher would give the hint that it comes after 8. I have gotten everything from the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria to someone telling me that if my last name was Levin I would be Nina Levin." Dec. 16, 2008:
"Hi other Ninas. I'm Nina and I'm Indian. I love my name. It means baby and pretty eyes. The weird part is that it was the name of the Babylonian Goddess of fertility! Aagh! It's a pretty name but sometimes I feel it's too short. I also love the name Camilla and there's a girl at my school named Valentina. WOW!" Dec. 11, 2008:
"Haha, wow! So many Nina's out there! Well my daddy name ME nina because I'm his little girl haha. I'm not that little anymore, but I'll always be his little girl. So far I've found everything you all are saying to be true! I used to hate my name, but now, I love being a Nina! It's original and fun!" Dec. 10, 2008:
"I have been Nina for almost 53 years now. I was named after my Danish Great-Aunt. It is pronounced Nine-a. I was called "Neener, Nooner, Niner" when I was young." Dec. 2, 2008:
"Our youngest daughter is Nina. She is a bright and creative soul. The name is simple yet elegant and spans many cultures which is fitting for a multi-ethnic individual." Nov. 21, 2008:
"hiii my name is nina too in my country iran it is very rare name and I love it. when my mother was pregnant for me she was reading the story of nina(a print factory in baku) so she decided to call me nina my mother said it means beautiful and fregile.it is the best girl name in my opinion I love ittt" Nov. 4, 2008:
"Hi Nina's! My name is Nina and I absolutly love it. It is not a common name nor is it unusal, making it just right. I also find it to be a sexy and mysterious name." Oct. 22, 2008:
"My name is Nina too! :) I'm Russian but have lived in Canada for most of my life and here it is quite a rare name. I used to think it's plain and didn't like it, but now I think its cute and sexy and I love it! It's true as Nina said in her Dec. 17/07 comment, Nina's are lively, happy, pretty and hyper! hehe. My friends sometimes call me Neener, that's funny that Nina's (who posted on Jan. 14/08) friends also call her Neener! hehe I though I was the only one! :)
Now I'm converting to Judaism and I think I will have my Hebrew name be Nava, which sounds similar to Nina.." Oct. 7, 2008:
"Well my name is Nina, Im fourteen and I really love my name. I think everyone should be proud of there name. Nina is a beautiful name." Sep. 11, 2008:
"My name is pronounced Nine-a but spelled Nina. I am the youngest of nine sisters and was named for my number. I answer to both but prefer the pronounciation my parents gave me. I have met a few Nina's but not too many that pronounce their name the same as I do." Sep. 9, 2008:
"I love my name i was named after my great great grandmother nina i like the meaning "little girl" i would never have my name any other way" Jul. 29, 2008:
"Nina is a classy name originally comes from hebrew and it means great-granddaughter. It is soft, sexy beautiful name !!!" Jul. 13, 2008:
"I'm also Persian. I have met at least 3 other persian Nina's. People mostly think I'm Russian, so I guess it's a common Russian name too. I absolutely LOVE my name! My middle name, now that's another story, lol!" Jun. 20, 2008:
"I liked this name, first because it sounds good, secondly I met a girl at a car rental office in Toronto, her name was Nina and she was gorgeous and very nice person." Jun. 19, 2008:
"i usually get my name pronounced right: my step mothers name is NINA, but a long sounding I, so its like NIGH-nuh. pretty funny huh? i a half jew and half italian, and i got another fellow "pizza bagel" friend named Nina as well! pretty cool stuff!" Jun. 16, 2008:
"OMG. my name is nina too. we be so cool guys. so cool. its a pretty ballin name. people call me neen, neener, na, bean, neenie, beanie. i know, right? super cool." Apr. 30, 2008:
"I LOVE MY NAME!!! i'm from serbia and even there i've never met anyone named nina...but i love the fact its a rare name where i live (canada)" Apr. 29, 2008:
"Hello Ninas, my name is Nina too!! The bad thing though is that when people ask me what my name is , they think I am Mina or Lira" Apr. 8, 2008:
"I love my name, Nina is awesome. I love that I'm usually the only one where ever I go. I'm 25 and have only ever met 2 other Nina's. To all the Nina's out there, you rock and we have a great name :)" Apr. 2, 2008:
":) Nina is a great name, it's interesting with out being garish." Mar. 11, 2008:
"Hi Ninas, My name is Nina as well, and I love it!!! Hasn't all the time when a boy in kindergarden called me: "Nina-pina-ruttenkina" which can be brutaly translated like: Nina-suffering-rottenChina. Well, mainly because Nina rhymes with Kina, but still... ;P" Mar. 7, 2008:
"Hi 2 all u gorge galls out there called Nina it is the best name u cd eva b called people always like 2 make fun of my name but I know it`s a good 1" Feb. 11, 2008:
"Nina is a great name, my daughter gave a birth to a baby girl today and named her Nina. I love this name." Feb. 7, 2008:
"Hi, my name is Nina! I am originally from Russia! I think that Nina is an awesome name. I did meet other people here in the US that are named Nina. I think that it's AWESOMEE that other people have the same name as me!
Go Ninas!" Jan. 23, 2008:
"mi name is nina too :D!..i like the name but sometimes it can be annoying when people ask me what it is because they always think its wiered or say it wrong, mi friends call me neener or neenor lol and some times mock me by saying its sounds like an ambulance but i also love it because its unususal and i dont know any one else with that name except my grannys name is close to it which is ena :D" Jan. 14, 2008:
"I love the name Nina. My grandmother was name Nina, she passed away 2 years ago. And now that I had a newborn daughter I named her Nina too. Every one loves that name and I think she will be happy with it when she grows up." Dec. 20, 2007:
"I love the name Nina, since its my name. It rocks and it was so aggrivating when i could never get anything personalized in the stores because they never had nina, but i still love it!!! :)" Dec. 13, 2007:
"I just named my little girl Nina and people always think it's such a beautiful name. Of all the people I know named Nina, they are all artists in some way. Clothes designers, painters, photographers, singers. So I associate it with being very free spirited and creative. I love it!!" Nov. 19, 2007:
"hi,my name is nina from Lebanon,and i dont like it cause people always confuse it with Lina when they ask whats my name.besides,i feel it brings me bad luck.if i was named another name i'm sure i would be luckier.but some people really like it
cause its like a nickname." Oct. 17, 2007:
"I love being named Nina. I used to hate it, because like someone said before, I wanted those little cups with my name on it and no one ever had Nina! But now I'm seventeen and I love the fact that it's a pretty uncommon but short, simple, and still beautiful name. Also, I love it when cute boys call me Neens, it makes me feel special." Sep. 30, 2007:
"my name is nina and i lov it becaus eit is short an i have nicknames like lil nina, nin, niners and nini and i think that is so cut and dont know anybody else with that name so i love the uniqueness of it and it is an awsome name so if your thinking about what to name your baby then nina is the way to go :)" Sep. 20, 2007:
"i am 12 year old girl i used hate it because my sisters would tease me all the time but i got used to it..." Aug. 30, 2007:
"My name is Nina, I'm 13 and I used to hate it because no one would have it and i wanted all those name plate things and they never had Nina!!!
Now I like it because no one has it but now since i read all these facts I feel like this name is too common now and now i don't feel oringinal but its not like THAT common so im still happy. Everyone calls me Nini as a nickname 'cause they think and I also, think its cuter but if you're planning to call your child Nini DON'T because its kind of a pet name so yeah just name it Nina :)" Aug. 27, 2007:
"I love it. It is actually my family's nickname for me as a little girl, and when I graduated high school, I ditched my real name (from Rosa - yuk)and started going by 'Nina' and my personality changed with it. From an outsider/nobody in High School to a friendly, social, special, independent,smart, unique, popular (sexy, too) etc."