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 also 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.
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.
The name Nanna is ranked #7805 overall.
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