Name: Nana

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nana

  • Meaning:
    Grace; favour
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    Greens from Nara
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  • Pronunciation:
    (NAH nah)
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    African, English, French, Japanese and Swahili speaking countries
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    Nana is a pet form of several names, including Ann, Anne, Ana (from the Hebrew meaning "grace; favour") and names ending in -ana or -anna.

    As a Japanese female name, Nana may be written with the characters for "vegetables; greens" (na) and the Japanese town "Nara" (na).

    Nana is the name of the heroine of 19th-centruy novel "Nana" by French author Emile Zola. For a more contemporary reference, Nana is also the name of the two heroines of popular manga "Nana" by Japanese manga artist Ai Yazawa.

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