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Gender: Female Pronunciation: nah-DEEN Meaning of Nadine: "hope" Origin of Nadine: French variation of Nadia, Russian

The name Nadine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "hope". Nadine and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

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Part of the vogue for French-sounding names in the 1920s and 30s, Nadine has been replaced by the Russian sound of Nadia and Natasha.

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Famous People Named Nadine

Nadine Gordimer, South African writer
Nadine Conner, American opera singer
Nadine E. Velazquez, American actress
Nadine Strossen, American political activist, former president of the ACLU
Alanis Nadine Morissette, Canadian singer-songwriter
Nadine Chanz, German model/actress
Nadine Elizabeth Louise Coyle, singer of Irish pop group Girls Aloud
Nadine Leopold, Austrian model
Nadine Marejke Angerer, German football player

Pop Culture References for the name Nadine

Nadine Fine, Fran's sister on TV's "The Nanny"
Nadine Crowell, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Nadine Swoboda, character on TV's "Grace under Fire"
Nadine Flumberghast, character on TV's "Arthur"
Nadine Waters, character on TV's "Martin"
Nadine Lowenthal, character on animated series "Hey Arnold!"
Nadine Cross, character in "The Stand" by Stephen King
Nadine Hurley, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Nadine Franklin, main character of the movie "The Edge of Seventeen"
Nadine Ross, character in the Uncharted video game franchise

Naideen, Nadina, Nadette, Nadean, Nadene, Nadyna, Nadeen, Naydeen, Nadyne, Naidene, Nadien, Nadena, Nadie

Comments

TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-27T11:07:52

I pronounce this name Nah-Deen.I also really like this name,I like Nadia too.

abertawe Says:

2017-10-22T06:34:07

I say nay-DEEN too. Way nicer imo.

Daiseymae Says:

2017-04-12T16:44:34

My great-aunt is als named Nadine. She pronounces it the same way that you do.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2017-03-11T12:35:27

I prefer nah-deen, but nay-deen and na-deen are lovely, too. Nadine and Nadia are both beautiful, with a wonderful meaning. The one disadvantage for me is that there isn't one clear way to pronounce Nadine, or Nadia.

ToniCharissa Says:

2016-07-06T11:18:41

Did you use it? I think Nora and Nadine are so beautiful together! My second born is named Nadine :)

ToniCharissa Says:

2016-07-06T11:14:52

I named my second daughter Nadine (Nay-dine), and my oldest daughter, Vivienne, nn her Nina because at 1yo she couldn't pronounce Nadine. We call her by both names. I knew a woman with that name as a child, but fell in love with it while watching Free Willy 2 lol. I don't know why it's so unusual in the States, but I found out it's pretty popular in Sweden and a few other surrounding countries. When my Nadine was a baby, older women would get so excited when they learned her name, and tell me about their favorite aunts or grandmas.

Liberty Bell Says:

2016-06-18T20:41:43

My late mothers name, she hated it when people pronounced it NAY dine.

nadinerobinson Says:

2016-03-17T19:34:38

This is my name and, as others have expressed, I didn't like it as a kid as it was irregular. However, now as an adult I love it! Love that it's not so common. With the pronunciation, I pronounce it nah-deen (As in, rhyming with 'janine' - my parents' intention) but most people say nay-deen I find. It doesn't really bother me either way, but I know my mom hates it when people say it "wrong". I suppose that's the only downfall - two ways to pronounce the same name...

lesliemarion Says:

2015-10-11T07:08:24

I picture a woman with a very tall beehive hairdo.

jroyston Says:

2015-08-19T03:10:02

Thinking about using this name for my second girl. My first is named Nora. I don't know why it's not more popular... I find it to be a very pretty, strong name. What do you think?

Peyton Says:

2015-07-16T22:39:25

My sisters name is Nadine and she really hates when people call her "nah-deen," although I understand why it's pronounced that way, I find "nay-dine" much prettier. It reminds me of a retro 1920s movie star. I may be biased. Haha

Toronto87 Says:

2015-07-14T02:37:46

Just discovered Nadine and am in love! Adding it to my top 5 list. I would say it "nay-deen".

Daiseymae Says:

2015-05-08T18:26:48

Nadine is my aunt's name, and I had a friend from France who went by Nah-dine. I like both pronunciations.

nadine_lace_xx Says:

2015-05-07T13:20:34

This is my name although not pronounced Nah-Deen it's Nay-Deen. Also hated as a child as was different but now I love it

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-03-02T04:35:31

I loved this name as a kid! While I prefer other names these days, I still think Nadine is an excellent choice. It's outside of the top 1000, so not too popular, but still familiar. I imagine a girl named Nadine to be many thing: strong, brave, sweet, friendly, and smart.

starrynightsparks Says:

2014-09-16T20:17:20

I loved this name ever since I was a little girl watching Arthur! It sounds so cute and sweet.

deenie170 Says:

2014-03-31T20:48:38

This is my name. I hated it as a kid because no one else had it. Now I love it because no one has it!

summer hunter Says:

2014-02-24T00:56:24

I first saw this name in the stephen king novel the stand. I thought it was interesting so I looked it up. The character named Nadine doesnt get a very happy ending although I do like her character. this would make a good choice for stephen king fans.