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Nana

Nana is both a female and male given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: Nana is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven"; na 菜 "greens; vegetables" + na "Nara; what?" (菜奈); na 奈 "Nara; what?" + na 々 (used to indicate the repetition of the kanji before it);… Continue reading Nana

Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Norbert

Norbert is a male given name originating from German meaning "north bright", composed of Germanic elements nord (north) and beraht (bright). Norbert is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Norberto (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) Norbaer (Limburgish) Norbertas (Lithuanian)   Female forms: Norberta (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)  

Male, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ned

Ned is an English male name, originally a diminutive form of Edward (made up of Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune, rich" and weard "guard, guardian") or Edmund (made up of Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune, riches)"and mund "protection"), which may have originated from the expression mine Ed. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

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Novella

Novella is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Novello meaning "new, young; early" which comes from Latin novellus (new, young, fresh), made up from novus (new), a diminutive of nova, combined with the suffix -ellus. A novella is also used to refer to a story that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story. Novella… Continue reading Novella

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, N names

Niobe

Niobe is the name of a queen of Thebes, the daughter of Tantalus and the wife of Amphion in Greek mythology. They had fourteen children together, seven boys and seven girls, and Niobe boasted of having more children than the goddess Leto, the mother of the twins Artemis and Apollo. As revenge, the twins kill Niobe's children with arrows. However, there… Continue reading Niobe

Earth, Egyptian, Elements, Female, N names, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Nubia

Nubia is the name of an ancient African kingdom, one of the earliest to exist in Africa, as well as the name of a modern day region split between Egypt and Sudan. The origin of the name is uncertain; it could be derived from Egyptian nbw meaning "gold", likely because it had rich deposits of gold. Origin:… Continue reading Nubia

Black/Dark, Color, Gaelic, Male, N names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nigel

Nigel is an English male name, an anglicized form of Gaelic Niall, a Gaelic name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning "champion" or "cloud". It may also have arisen as an anglicized form of Latin Nigellus meaning "black", Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Nigellus (Latin) Neil (Irish, Scottish, English) Neal (English) Niles (English)   Female forms: Nigella (English) Neilina… Continue reading Nigel

Arabic, Hebrew, Male, N names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Nadir

Nadir is an Arabic male name meaning "rare, unusual, strange" and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name; nadír is also a Hebrew word also meaning "rare, uncommon". Nadir is also a term used in astronomy to refer to a point on the celestial sphere below the observer, the total opposite to the… Continue reading Nadir