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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nene

User Submitted Origins

     Aztec (Nahuatl)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Nene means "Mother" and is of Nigerian origin.
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Nene means "The "Fly One" of God." and is of Aztec (Nahuatl) origin.
  • A submission from Ghana says the name Nene means "King" and is of African origin.
  • According to a user from Ohio, United States, the name Nene means "Anointed one".
  • A user from Maryland, United States says the name Nene is of Spanish origin and means "Baby boy. lil boy".
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International Interest

Borrowing from Hawaiian nēnē.

  1. The Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, which was designated the state bird of Hawaii in 1957.

nene was also found in the following language(s): Abau, Baré, Crimean Tatar, Monguor, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Nene

NeNe Leakes is an actress, television personality, author, presenter, television producer, fashion design, actor, celebrity, host, producer, and fashion designer. She has had major accomplishments since 2003. NeNe was given the name Linnethia Monique Johnson on December 13th, 1967 in Queens, New York, U.S. NeNe is also known as Johnson and Linnethia Monique (birth name).


Nenê is a basketball player for the Washington Wizards, Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama (basketball), and Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Nenê was born on September 13th, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil.


Nene was born on September 27th, 1981.



Nene Encarnacion is an east coast hip hop and gangsta rap rapping and professional wrestling. Nene is also known as Myzery, Twin Gatz, and Rhyme Recker.


Nene Hatun was a military person. Nene was born in 1857 in Erzurum. She passed away on May 22nd, 1955.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nene

Nenê is a basketball player for the Washington Wizards, Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama (basketball), and Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Nenê was born on September 13th, 1982 in São Carlos, Brazil.


Nhlanhla Nene is a Minister of Finance and Minister of Finance (South Africa). Nhlanhla was born on December 5th, 1958 in Kranskop.


Tāmati was born in 1785. They died on August 4th, 1871.


George was born in 1959. He breathed his last breath in 2005.


Mphakamiseni Nene is an athlete for the Thanda Royal Zulu F.C.


Where is the name Nene popular?

International Interest for Nene

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nene U.S.
  White 19.91% 64.26%
  African American 12.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nene

People with the last name Nene are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nene

  • How Popular is the name Nene? Nene is the 32,153rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nene was the 83,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136 babies born with the first name Nene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nene 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 Nene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nene is Monday, April 14th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Nene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nene was in 2009 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Nene Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nene 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 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Nene: Your name in reverse order is Enen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 226 people with the last name Nene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nene? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nene as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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