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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nanna
  1. The wife of Balder.
  2. [Sumerian mythology] The god of the moon; counterpart of the Akkadian Sin.
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  1. God of the Moon; counterpart of the Akkadian Sin
  2. (Norse mythology) wife of Balder
  3. The mother of your father or mother

Of uncertain origin, possibly from Proto-Germanic *nanþ- (“brave,daring”); or from an Old Norse baby talk word for "mother".

  1. (Norse mythology) A goddess, the wife of Balder.

    Nanna was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Nanna

    Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir is an indie pop, indie rock, indie folk, folk rock, and acoustic music singer-songwriter and musician. Nanna was born on May 6th, 1989 in Iceland.


    Oh Land is a pop music, indie pop, synthpop, electronic music, and experimental music musician. She was most active from 2008 to present. Oh was given the name Nanna Øland Fabricius on May 2nd, 1985 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oh is also known as Oh Land.


    Nanna was born on October 6th, 1923. She left this life on June 17th, 2005.


    Nanna was born on July 23rd, 1963.


    Nanna Christiansen is a soccer player for the Brøndby IF (women) and Denmark women's national football team. Nanna was born on June 17th, 1989 in Denmark.


    Nanna was born in 1973.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nanna

    Bob Nanna is an alternative rock, indie rock, and emo musician. He plays vocals, guitar, drums, and Drum kit. He was most active from 1991 to present. Bob was given the name Robert Thomas Nanna on June 14th, 1975.


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    Popularity of Nanna as a last name

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    Common last names for Nanna

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    Common first names for Nanna

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nanna U.S.
      White 88.43% 64.26%
      African American 5.31% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.23% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.90% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nanna

    People with the last name Nanna are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Nanna

    • How Popular is the name Nanna? Nanna is the 24,695th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nanna was the 41,303rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Nanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 236 babies born with the first name Nanna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nanna to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nanna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Nanna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nanna is Thursday, March 26th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Nanna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nanna was in 1925 with a total of 12 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Nanna: Your name in reverse order is Annan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naann. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Nanna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 527 people with the last name Nanna.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nanna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nanna as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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