The first name Nanni is female and male.
The name Nanni is a diminutive of the Hebrew name Anna. Nanni is also a short form of the name Marianne and of the Italian masculine name Giovanni. The name Nanni became known primarily through the children’s books about the twins Hanni and Nanni and their adventures in a boarding school.
Nanni means “grace” and “favor” (from Anna), also “beloved”, “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” and “wished for child” (from Marianne). Derived from the name Giovanni, Nanni means “Yahweh is gracious”.