Name Nanna Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Nanna


Nanna is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Nanna thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Nanna

Nanna is an Old Norse name of Germanic origin. In Norse mythology Nanna is the name of a goddess. She was the daughter of Nepr and the mother of Forseti. Nanna died of grief after the death of her husband Balder. Nanna is as well a Scandinavian diminutive or pet form of namens with the element “-an-“, e.g. Anna, Johanna, Amanda, Marianne or Andrea. The boy’s name Nanna derived from the Sumerian mythology, where Nanna is a god of the moon.

What is the meaning of the name Nanna?

In dialectal Swedish, Nanna means “mother”. Besides, Nanna has the meaning “bold”, “daring” and “brave” (from ancient Germanic “*nanþi-“). The meaning of the Sumerian boy’s name Nanna is unknown.

Pronunciation of Nanna

Variants of the name Nanna


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Popularity of the name Nanna

The name Nanna is ranked #8002 overall.

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