Gender: Female Meaning of Nanna: "daring" Origin of Nanna: Scandinavian

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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MaryKathryn Says:


Completely agree! I love this name, especially its ties to Nancy, which is my mom's name. Nanna would be so cute on a little girl!

madmaddie Says:


Love it! It's cute, and I can get past the 'grandma' thing.