Nekane

Nekane (pr. neh-kah-neh; Forvo) is a Basque female name meaning "sorrows", making it the Basque form of Dolores. Origin: Basque  

Nawal

Nawal is an Arabic female name meaning "gift, blessing" which derives from the Arabic verb nāla نَالَ (to bestow, to give, to grant). Nawal is also a Hindi male name meaning "new" which comes from Sanskrit náva नव (new) via Proto-Indo-Iranian *náwas (new) which derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Arabic, Proto-Indo-European Nawal- نوال (Arabic) Nawal- नवल (Hindi)

Nitya

Nitya is an Indian unisex name which means "always, eternal, everlasting" and is used as an epithet for the Hindu goddess Durga. Origin: Sanskrit Female forms: Nithya (Indian, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam)     Nitya- नित्या (Sanskrit)- the feminine form of the name Nitya- नित्य (Sanskrit)- the masculine form of the name  

Nico

Nico is often used as a short form of Nicholas or its feminine form Nicole, or Nicodemus or any named beginning (or ending) with Nico- Nicholas is the English form of Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people", made up from Ancient Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people). Nicodemus is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Nikodemos meaning "victory of the people". Nico is also an Italian surname, likely …

Noya

Noya is a Hebrew female name meaning "beauty" derived from Hebrew nói נוֹי (ornament, decoration, beauty). Noya is also a surname: as a Galician surname it's a locational name for someone who came from a place called Noia; as a Catalan surname it's a variant of Noya, itself a truncated form of the Anoia river in Catalonia. Noia is …

Nino

Nino is an Italian male name, a diminutive o f names ending in -nino such as Giannino (itself a diminutive of Giovanni, the Italian form of John meaning "Yahweh is gracious" from Hebrew) or Antonino (a variant of Antonio via Antonius, a Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it could possibly be Etruscan in origin. However, there have been other possible meanings …

Nerina

Nerina is an Italian female name, the feminine form of Nerio, itself a variant spelling of Nereo which is the Italian form of Nereus. In Greek mythology, Nereus is the name of the Greek god of the sea, the father of the Nereids, and was a shapeshifter who had the gift of prophecy. He was known as the Old Man …

Nyx, Nix

Nyx is the name of the primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology, the wife of Erebos (the god of darkness) and mother of their numerous children, including Aether and Hemera, and the Moirai (the three Fates). Nyx is also a homonym for Nix, a word derived from German nix meaning "nothing" and used as a …

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); …

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 …

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 …

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: …