Nana name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nana mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nana

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Ghana, the name Nana is of Akan origin and means "Royal, King, First, Reverence to Grandmother or Grandfather, Honorary Title for many Akan names during childhood in Ghana which is the Source. Above all these it's a name for Royals".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Nana means "It's a title for Kings and Queens".
  3. A user from Ghana says the name Nana is of Akan origin and means "Grandmother or Chief(king)".
  4. A user from Canada says the name Nana means "'Royal' is the meaning of Nana. It's a name originated from West Africa. It's from Ghana".
  5. 3 submissions from all over the world agree the name Nana means "Royal" and is of African origin.
  6. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Nana means "Grace,favour leader or queen".
  7. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Nana is of African origin and means "Queen mother, mother to all children".
  8. According to a user from Ghana, the name Nana means "Grandparent or king".
  9. 2 people from Malaysia and the United States agree the name Nana is of Japanese origin and means "Seven".
  10. According to a user from Singapore, the name Nana means "In japanese it means seven".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Na"na

Etymology: prob. from babytalk


  1. (affectionate) One's grandmother.
  2. (informal, originally Britain) A governess.

    Nana was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, Finnish, and Japanese

    Notable Persons Named Nana

    Notable Persons Named Nana

    Nana Patekar

    Nana Patekar is an actor, filmmaking, and filmmaker. His ongoing career started in 1978. Nana was given the name Vishwanath Patekar on January 1st, 1951 in Murud-Janjira. Nana is also known as Nana.

    Nana Visitor

    Nana Visitor is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1976 to present. Nana was given the name Nana Tucker on July 26th, 1957 in New York City, New York, U.S.


    Nana is a singing, actor, model (people), singer, actress, and model. Nana was given the name Im Jin-ah on September 14th, 1991 in South Korea. Nana is also known as Nana (stage name).

    Nana Mouskouri

    Nana Mouskouri is a jazz, pop music, easy listening, folk music, greek folk music, and world music singing. She was most prominent from 1958 to 2008. Nana was given the name Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη on October 13th, 1934 in Chania.

    Nana Mizuki

    Nana Mizuki is a voice actress, singer, and voice acting in japan. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Nana was born on January 21st, 1980 in Niihama, Ehime, Japan.

    Nana Sahib

    He holds the title Peshwa. Nana was born on May 19th, 1824 in Bithoor.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nana

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nana


    Nana is a singing, actor, model (people), singer, actress, and model. Nana was given the name Im Jin-ah on September 14th, 1991 in South Korea. Nana is also known as Nana (stage name).

    Prince Nana

    Prince Nana is a wrestler.

    Owada Nana

    Owada Nana is a j-pop japanese idol, singing, and actor. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 2013 to present. Owada was born on September 15th, 1999 in Chiba Prefecture.

    Saint Queen Nana

    She was most prominent from 292 to 361. Saint was born as the child of Tiberius Julius Theothorses in Bosporan Kingdom.

    Aïché Nana

    Aïché Nana was an actress, dancer, and stripper. She was most prominent from 1954 to 2014. Aïché was given the name Kiash Nanah on February 2nd, 1936 in Beirut. Aïché is also known as Nanah and Kiash. She died on January 29th, 2014.

    Karl Te Nana

    Karl was born on July 15th, 1975 in Palmerston North.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nana U.S.
      White 12.15% 64.26%
      African American 40.42% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.18% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 10.51% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nana

    People with the last name Nana are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Nana

  1. How Popular is the name Nana? Nana is the 5,184th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nana was the 49,177th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Nana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,195 babies born with the first name Nana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nana to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Nana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  4. When was Nana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nana is Friday, April 12th, 1867.
  5. What year had the most people named Nana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nana was in 2000 with a total of 47 babies.
  6. Random Nana Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nana is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1995.
  7. Weird things about the name Nana: The name spelled backwards is Anan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aann. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Nana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 428 people with the last name Nana.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nana as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Nana name meaning

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