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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nana

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How popular is the baby name Nana in the U.S.?

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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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nana is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2014.
  • 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 Nnaa. How do you pronounce that?
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Common last names for Nana

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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.

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

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

    Nana Visitor

    Nana Visitor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Nana was born in 1957 as Nana Tucker in New York City, New York, U.S.

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    Nana Horiuchi

    Nana was born in 1980.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Nana

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    Nana Development Corporation
    Nana Manga
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    Nana Grizol
    Nana Meriwether
    Nana Mizuki
    Nana Regional Corporation
    Nana Song

    Alternative Meanings

    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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