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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

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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

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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

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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

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Naya

Naya is a very multicultural name with various meanings. The most common one I keep seeing is that it is a variant of Nia which could be from Swahili meaning “purpose”, “will”, or “resolve”, though it may also be a Welsh form of Irish Niamh meaning “bright”; Naya is also an Arabic female name deriving from Persian nay/ney,… Continue reading Naya

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Nona

Nona is the name of a Roman goddess of pregnancy in Roman mythology, as well as the name of one of the Parcae (the female personifications of destiny), along with Morta and Decima. The Parcae are the Roman equivalent of the Moirai in Greek myth, and Nona is the equivalent of Clotho, who spun the thread of life.… Continue reading Nona

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Nanaho

Nanaho is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: nana 七 "seven" + ho 帆 "sail" (七帆); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 々 (repetition of a kanji) + ho 帆 "sail" (菜々帆); nana 七 "seven" + ho 保 "protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support" (七保); na 南 "south" + na 々 (reputation of a kanji) + ho 朋 "friend; companion" (南々朋); na 菜 "vegetable; side dish; green" + na 奈 "Nara; what?" + ho 葉 "leaf; needle; blade" (菜奈葉). There… Continue reading Nanaho

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Nemesis

Nemesis is the personification of vengeance and divine retribution in Greek mythology and from which the English word nemesis comes from, where it can mean an avenger bringing about someone's downfall or destruction, or is something or someone that cannot be overcome. The name means "distribution (of what is due); righteous anger, just indignation" derived from PIE… Continue reading Nemesis