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Nana

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 9 9 0
1883 5 5 0
1884 6 6 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 6 6 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 7 7 0
1891 7 7 0
1892 7 7 0
1893 9 9 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 5 5 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 7 7 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 8 8 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 6 6 0
1907 7 7 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 14 14 0
1913 13 13 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 20 20 0
1916 28 28 0
1917 22 22 0
1918 27 27 0
1919 24 24 0
1920 14 14 0
1921 35 35 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 25 25 0
1924 26 26 0
1925 14 14 0
1926 22 22 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 15 15 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 20 20 0
1935 27 27 0
1936 16 16 0
1937 20 20 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 23 23 0
1940 19 19 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 16 16 0
1943 25 25 0
1944 23 23 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 20 20 0
1948 29 29 0
1949 29 29 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 22 22 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 17 17 0
1956 23 23 0
1957 16 16 0
1958 17 17 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 16 16 0
1962 11 11 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 15 15 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 8 8 0
1969 12 12 0
1970 10 10 0
1971 16 16 0
1972 29 23 6
1973 11 11 0
1974 25 20 5
1975 16 16 0
1976 21 16 5
1977 30 25 5
1978 28 17 11
1979 28 16 12
1980 23 17 6
1981 29 16 13
1982 16 11 5
1983 21 14 7
1984 28 18 10
1985 19 13 6
1986 25 25 0
1987 22 16 6
1988 24 24 0
1989 52 37 15
1990 40 28 12
1991 30 18 12
1992 41 24 17
1993 40 26 14
1994 52 31 21
1995 44 29 15
1996 40 21 19
1997 48 33 15
1998 48 25 23
1999 60 34 26
2000 70 47 23
2001 67 39 28
2002 57 36 21
2003 57 26 31
2004 70 41 29
2005 50 26 24
2006 70 39 31
2007 59 33 26
2008 53 31 22
2009 51 26 25
2010 44 27 17
2011 50 28 22
2012 35 16 19
2013 39 22 17
2014 52 20 32
2015 47 22 25

Fun Facts about the name Nana

  • How many people with the first name Nana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,017 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Random Nana Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nana is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Nana: Your name in reverse order is Anan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 428 people with the last name Nana.
  • 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!

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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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nana" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nana as well as things modernly associated with the name Nana such as celebrities named Nana.

Indian (Sanskrit)

Origin and Meaning of Nana

The name "Nana" is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin, and it means "Different". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Na"na
Grandmother.

Etymology: prob. from babytalk

Wiktionary

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

    Notable Persons With the Name 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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    Nana Sahib

    Nana Sahib is a noteworthy person. He holds the title Peshwa. Nana was born on May 19th, 1824 in Bithoor.

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      (rapping)
    • Nana Meriwether
      (noteworthy person)
    • Nana Fadnavis
      (prominent minister)
    • Naná Vasconcelos
      (composer)
    • Nana Eikura
      (famed individual)
    • Nana Kitade
      (musician)
    • Nana Akwasi Asare
      (soccer player)
    • Nana Chudasama
      (notable human)
    • Nana Dzagnidze
      (chess player)
    • Nana Attakora
      (soccer player)
    • Nana Welbeck
      (soccer player)
    • Nana Alexandria
      (famed human)
    • Nana Ioseliani
      (chess player)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nana

    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).

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    Prince Nana

    Prince Nana is a wrestler.

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    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.

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    Saint Queen Nana

    Saint Queen Nana is a notable person. She was most prominent from 292 to 361. Saint was born as the child of Tiberius Julius Theothorses in Bosporan Kingdom.

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    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.

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    Karl Te Nana

    Karl Te Nana is a famous individual. Karl was born on July 15th, 1975 in Palmerston North.

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    What does the name Nana mean?

    Nis for nifty, how neat!

    Ais for agreeable, the best side of you!

    Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

    Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

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    Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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