Nanna Origin and Meaning

The name Nanna is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "daring".

Nanna is a name from Norse mythology that is among the Top 30 names in contemporary Denmark. Popular in Norway in the 19th century, Nanna may also be considered a short form of a range of names, from Anna to Johanna to Marianne. As widespread as it is in Scandinavia, though, it's hard to imagine Nanna making a mark as a girl's name in modern day America, given its use as a name for grandmothers.

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Nanna Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Nanna

  • Nanna Aland FabriciusDanish singer of band Oh Land
  • Nanna Bryndís HilmarsdóttirIcelandic singer of band Of Monsters and Men
  • Nanna Lüders JensenDanish singer,songwriter
  • Nanna JanssonSwedish ice hockey player
  • Nanna ChristiansenDanish footballer
  • Nanna Koerstz MadsenDanish golfer
  • Nanna Popham "Nan" Brittonmistress of U.S. President Warren Harding and mother of their child

Nanna in Pop Culture

  • NannaNorse goddess, wife of the god Baldr, also known as Nanna Nepsdottir