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American Names Starting with N

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The name Nakeisha is of American origin and the meaning of Nakeisha is 'her life'. This name is commonly used in English-speaking countries. Nakeisha is a combination of 'Na' and 'Keisha' and is an American creation. Other meanings of this name include 'cassia', 'cinnamon' and 'favorite'. It is traditionally a name that is given to girls and was first recorded in the United States between 1980 and 1989.

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Nakisha is of American origin. It is traditionally a girl's name. The meaning of Nakisha is ‘joy’ or ‘favourite’ if one considers it to be derived from the Greek name Niketas. It is, however, a created name with no specific etymology or history as a given name or surname. A well-known personality with the name is Nakisha Bromfield, a contestant in the American fashion reality show, The Face (Season 2).

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Nakita is a name that is given to baby girls and is of American origin. The meaning of Nakita is 'unconquered' and is a derivative of Nikita. The name comes from the Greek word 'aniketos', giving the name a meaning of 'unconquered' or 'unconquerable'. The Slavic meaning of Nakita is 'victorious people'. Nakita is considered a popular name for girls and ranked in the top 59% of names. Nakita joined this list in 1970 and reached its peak of popularity between 1980 and 1989 in the United States.

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Naolin is of American origin and the meaning is 'Aztek god of the Sun'. It is a gender-neutral name and can be given to both boys and girls. The name falls into the Celestial name category because of its meaning. Naolin is pronounced as 'NaaowLihN'. It also has a Spanish origin where it also means 'god of the Sun'.

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The name Narvel is of American origin, and the meaning of Narvel is ‘the knight in shining armor’. In Indian, the name means 'the time of mankind'. Narvel is used both as a first name and surname. The name Narvel is pronounced as ‘Nar-well’.

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The name Natala is of American origin and means 'born on Christmas Day'. Another meaning of Natala is 'birthday' in Latin. This name is found in many cultures but is most popular in French and English-speaking countries. Variants include Natalie and Natalia.

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Natara is an American origin name, and the meaning of Natara is 'sacrifice' or ‘guardian’. It is believed to be a combination of the names, Natalie and Tara.

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The meaning of Natashaly is 'born On Christmas Day' and it is of American origin. Natashaly is a variant of the Greek name Natasha. It is a popular name in English-speaking countries and is typically a name given to baby girls. It is also thought to be a combination of the names Natasha and Natalie. Natasha is derived from a Russian root, meaning 'birthday of the Lord' or 'rebirth from Anastasia'. Natashaly appeared in the United States during the post-Cold War era and it was at its most popular in the '80s.

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The meaning of Nature is ‘element of the natural world’, according to its American origin. This name is also of African inception, where it means ‘Mother Earth with her elements’. Variations of this name include Nate, Nat, and Nehshure. Used as a first name or surname, this name is associated with Juma Nature, a hip-hop recording artist and record producer from Tanzania.

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Navaeh is a feminine name of American origin. It is most commonly used as a given name, and it is a variant of the name Nevaeh. The meaning of Navaeh is 'heaven' in American English. Neveah is 'heaven' spelled backwards.

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Nedra is a name with multiple origins and different meanings. According to its American origin, the meaning of Nedra is 'underground'. In Latin, the meaning is 'awareness'. Nedra comes from the German word 'nether'. It is a feminized form of Ned or possibly a reverse of Arden. The name also has many other meanings in various languages, such as 'below the earth' (English), 'hope' (Italian) and 'born on Sunday' (Slavic). Nedra is a genus of moths that belong to the family Noctuidae. Some common species of this genus include Nedra albiclava, Nedra goniosema and Nedra ramosula. Nedra Volz was an American actress, known for her roles in ‘All In The Family’, ‘Different Strokes’, ‘The Dukes Of Hazzard’ and ‘Moving Violations’.

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The name Neelix is of American origin, and the meaning of Neelix is a created name. It is the name of a character in the television series 'Star Trek: Voyager'. This role is played by Ether Phillips. Neelix is an alien who joins the USS Voyager as a chef.

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The meaning of Nella is 'light' and the name is of American origin. This name also has other origins and meanings. It is a reduced form of the Greek names Eleanor and Leonilaa, meaning 'light' or 'bright one'. Also, it is a diminutive of Helen (French) and Ellen (Germanic). In Latin, the meaning of Nella is‘horn’. The name has been associated with many fictional stories for instance, 'Nella The Princess Knight', 'The Three Sisters', and 'Scooby-Doo! Unmasked'. A known personality with the name Nella is Nella Larsen, an American novelist best-known for her novels 'Quicksand' (1928) and 'Passing' (1929).

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The name Nellis has various origins and different meanings. According to its American origin, the meaning of Nellis is 'horn'. Another meaning is 'light' in Greek. Also, Nellis is a surname of many families from old Dalriadan clans of Scotland. The name is derived from Neil, which is a Gaelic form of McNeil, meaning 'son of Neil'. It is also a reduced form of the Irish names, Cornelius and McNelis.

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The name Nelton is of American origin, and the meaning of Nelton is ‘Nell's town, 'Neil's town’. A known personality associated with this name is Nelton Ndebele, a former Zimbabwean 400m sprinter.

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American

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The name Neo is of American origins and it is traditionally used by parents looking for a gender-neutral name for their child. The name has different meanings in different cultures and languages. It has been taken from the Greek word ‘neos’, meaning ‘young’. However, the primary meaning of the name Neo is ‘new’, as per the translation of the Greek word ‘neo’. The name was popularized after the release of the movie ‘The Matrix’, in which the protagonist, played by the famous Canadian actor Keanu Reeves, was named Neo. Another famous figure with the name Neo is the German artist Neo Rauch.

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Neola is 'the young one'. The name was founded in the 18th century. It is also a habitational name of many counties in different nations. Some of them include Neola (Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States), Neola village (Monroe, Pennsylvania), and Neola (Duchesne, Utah, United States). Neola is a genus of the moth family, Notodontidae, that consists of about 38,000 species.

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Neoma is a feminine name of American origin and the meaning of Neoma is 'new moon'. This name also means 'new moon' in Greek. It is a created name, from the combination of 'nao', meaning 'new', 'young' and 'mene', meaning 'moon'. In Latin, Neoma means 'pleasantness'. A name association is Lumeneo Neoma, an electric automobile manufactured in France by the Lumeneo company with a range of about 140 km and a top speed of around 100 km per hour.

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The meaning of Neona is 'new moon' and is of American origin. It is a form of the name Neoma, which is a blend up of the elements 'nao', translating to 'new', 'young' and 'mene', translating to 'moon'. Neo, Na, Neon, Eon, On are the nicknames for Neona. Another meaning of this name is 'new'.

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According to its Greek origin, the meaning of Nerice is 'a sea nymph'. The name appears in Greek mythology, associated with the mythical creatures named sea nymphs or air nymphs, and beautiful or attractive maiden spirits. It is a feminine name.

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