Short form of names that end in -nina

Nina Origin and Meaning

The name Nina is a girl's name of Russian origin.

Nina is as multiethnic as you can get: Nina is a common nickname name in Spain and Russia, a Babylonian goddess of the oceans, and an Incan goddess of fire. Here and now, it's a stylish possibility that's been underused. "Weird Al" Yankovic chose this decidedly nonweird name for his daughter.

Nina has been a permanent resident on the Social Security list, mainly in the low hundreds.

In literature, Nina Zarechnaia is one of the principle characters in Chekhov's drama The Seagull, as well as appearing in Trollope's Phineas Finn and Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies.

More recent real-life bearers have included jazz singer Nina Simone (born Eunice) and Nina Garcia of Project Runway fame.

Natalie Portman was awarded an Oscar for her role as ballerina Nina Sayers in the 2010 Black Swan.

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Nina Rank in US Top 1000

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Nina Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Nina Popularity

Famous People Named Nina

  • NinaSpanish musical actress and singer
  • Nina BazzyAliahmad, personality on reality TV series "All,American Muslim"
  • NinaBaroness van Pallandt, Danish singer/actress
  • Nina AgdalDanish model
  • Nina AntoniaEnglish music critic
  • Nina ArvesenAmerican actress
  • Nina AstromFinnish singer
  • Nina AuerbachAmerican professor
  • Nina AxelrodAmerican actress
  • Nina BadenSemper, English actress
  • Nina BawdenEnglish author
  • Nina BlackwoodAmerican disc jockey
  • Nina BurleighAmerican journalist
  • Nina ByersAmerican physicist
  • Nina ByronAmerican silent film actress
  • Nina CarterEnglish singer
  • Nina CliffordAmerican madam
  • Nina ColtartEnglish psychoanalyst
  • Nina ContiEnglish actress
  • Nikolina "Nina Dobrev" DobrevaBulgarian,Canadian actress
  • Nina DouglasHamilton, Duchess of Hamilton & Brandon
  • Nina EastonAmerican journalist
  • Nina EliasBamberger, American TV producer
  • Nina EtkinAmerican anthropologist and botanist
  • Nina FedoroffAmerican biologist
  • Nina Flowers(Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez) Puerto Rican Drag Queen and 1st Runner Up of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season One
  • Nina FochAmerican actress
  • Nina GarciaAmerican fashion journalist and TV personality
  • Nina GershonAmerican judge
  • Nina GordonAmerican rock singer
  • Nina HartleyAmerican porn actress
  • Nina Kiriki HoffmanAmerican novelist
  • Nina KumagayaJapanese voice actor
  • Nina KuscsikAmerican long,distance runner
  • Nina NastasiaAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Nina NesbittScottish singer,songwriter
  • Nina PerssonSwedish singer (The Cardigans)
  • Nina RicciFrench fashion designer
  • Nina SicilianaItalian poet
  • Nina Simoneborn Eunice Waymon, American musician and activist
  • Nina TotenbergAmerican journalist
  • Nina Lauren Nenitte de la Hoya (b. 2007)daughter of former professional boxer Oscar de la Hoya
  • Nina Odette Hanson (b. 2014)daughter of American musician Isaac Hanson
  • Nina Danielle Sklarbirth name of Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry Seinfeld
  • Nina SerebrovaInstagram model

Nina in Pop Culture

  • Nina Rosariocharacter from the Broadway musical "In The Heights"
  • Nina Liebert from the anime Monster
  • Nina Shoesbrand of high,end shoes, mostly high heels
  • Nina SayersNatalie Portman's character in the movie "Black Swan"
  • Ninaa ditzy recurring character played by Mark McKinney in TV's "The Kids In The Hall"
  • Nina Martincharacter from Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis"
  • Nina Zenikcharacter in Leigh Bardugo's "Six of Crows"
  • Nina Harpercharacter in the animated series "Braceface"
  • Nina Campbellcharacter in TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"
  • Nina Idia main character in the middle grade sci,fi book series "Shadow Children" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Nina Tuckera character in the anime "Fullmetal Alchemist"
  • Nina Weimain character in the 21st century parallel story in "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See
  • Nina Proudman30,something obstetrician in the Australian television series "Offspring"
  • Nina CarlisleFBI agent Duncan Carlisle's wife in "Hostages"
  • Ninacharacter in series "Benched"
  • NinaEmily Elizabeth's good friend in the television series "Clifford's Puppy Days"
  • Nina Ashminor character on TV's "Angel"
  • Nina Van Horncharacter in TV's "Just Shoot Me!"
  • Nina Sharpcharacter in TV series "Fringe"
  • Nina BanksDiane Keaton's character from the film "Father of the Bride"
  • NinaChandler Bing's co,worker on an episode of "Friends"
  • Nina Yamadacharacter in Mamotte Lollipop, an anime and manga series
  • Ninaone of the dragonflies from game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • Nina Tuckerfrom Australian soap "Neighbours" played by Delta Goodrem
  • Nina Therouxcharacter from TV series "Alphas"
  • Nina Wrigleycharacter from "Wherever Nina Lies" by Lynn Weingarten
  • Nina Katzminor character on TV's, "Sex And The City"
  • Nina Pattersona minor character on MTV's "Scream"
  • Nina Gurzskyminor character in "X,Men: Apocalypse", daughter of Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto)
  • Nina Devoncharacter on TV's "Famous in Love"
  • Nina Calientecharacter in "Sims" series
  • Nina Aolanicharacter in "Sims" series
  • "Nina" song by British musician Ed Sheeran
  • Nina Harmsworthmain character of children's novel "The Court of the Stone Children" by Eleanor Cameron
  • Nina Thumbelldaughter of Thumbelina in show and series "Ever After High"
  • Nina Kanecharacter from "The Stars Never Rise" by Rachel Vincent