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Greek Names Starting with N

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The name Nani is of Greek origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It is a variant of the name Nancy, which has been taken from the Greek name Agnes, derived from the Greek word 'hagne', meaning ‘holy’ or ‘pure’. The name also has roots in Hawaiian, where it means ‘to be lovely’, ‘pretty’, or ‘nice’. According to these origins, the meaning of Nani is ‘beautiful’, ‘glory’, ‘grace’, ‘pure’ or ‘holy’.

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The name Narcissa is of Greek origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It has been taken from the ancient Greek name Narcissus and is associated with the Greek mythological figure known for his beauty who eventually fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water. He later died and a daffodil grew in his place. A daffodil is a member of the Narcissus genus of plants. According to these origins, the meaning of Narcissa is ‘daffodil’. The name has been associated with the fictional character of Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' universe. Notable public figures to have this name are Narcissa Niblack Thorne, an American artist known for her extremely detailed miniature rooms, and Narcissa Wright, an American internet celebrity and ESports player.

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The name Nasia is of Greek origins and it is traditionally used by parents looking for a name for their daughter. It is a shorter version of the name Athanasia, composed of the Greek elements 'a-', meaning ‘without’ and 'thanatos', meaning ‘death’. According to its Greek origins, the meaning of Nasia is ‘immortal’, or ‘eternal life’.

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The name Nausicaa is of Greek origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It is an ancient Greek name that has been inspired by the name of a character in the Greek epic poem 'Odyssey' written by Homer. According to its Greek origins, the meaning of Nausicaa is ‘burner of ships’, or ‘ship burner’.

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The name Nerina is of Greek origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It is said to have been taken from the Greek name Nereid, the name of the daughters of the Greek mythological god Nereus who was the god of the sea. According to these origins, the meaning of Nerina is ‘flowing water’, ‘sea nymph’, ‘born from the sea’, or simply ‘from the sea’. It is a feminine variant of the Italian name Nerio.

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The name Nerissa is of Greek origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It is said to be derived from the Greek name Nereid, the name of the daughters of the Greek mythological god Nereus who was the god of the sea. According to these origins, the meaning of Nerissa is ‘nymph’, ‘born from the sea’, or simply ‘from the sea’. The name was used in 'The Merchant Of Venice' by Shakespeare as the name of the witty confidante of Portia, Nerissa.

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The name Nestor is of Greek origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It finds its origin in Greek mythology as Nestor was the name of King Neleus' son. The name is composed of the Greek elements 'neomai', meaning ‘go back’ and 'nostos', meaning ‘one who returns from travels’. It is also said to have been taken from the Hebrew elements 'nes', meaning ‘miracle’ and 'tora'. According to these origins, the meaning of Nestor is ‘homecoming’, ‘traveler’, ‘voyager’, ‘one who returns from travels’, or ‘a miracle’. Néstor Gastón Carbonell is an American actor, known for playing Luis Rivera on 'Suddenly Susan'.

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The meaning of Nicholas is 'people of victory'. It is derived from the Greek name Nikolaos and is composed of the elements 'nike', translating to 'victory' and 'laos', translating to 'people'. In Greek mythology, the goddess of victory is called Nike. Nicholas is a name that is mentioned in the Old Testament and in various works of literature like 'Nicholas Nickleby' by Charles Dickens. This particular spelling with ‘ch’ was first found in England during the 12th century. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Greece and Russia and for sailors, merchants and children. He inspired the creation of Santa Claus. Nicholas was the 17th most popular name given to baby boys in 2006.

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The name Nick is of Greek origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. Nick is the diminutive form of Nicholas, which has in turn been taken from the Greek name Nikolaos. The name Nicholas has been formed by constituting the two elements of the Greek language ‘nikē’, meaning ‘victory’ and ‘laos’, meaning ‘people’. Thus, according to its Greek origins, the meaning of Nick is ‘victory of the people’. The name became popular with the highly revered saint, Saint Nicholas, who is considered as the inspiration for Santa Claus. In ancient Greek mythology, Nike is considered to be the goddess of victory, further strengthening the meaning of the name. Notable public figures known to have this name are Nick Drake, an English singer, and songwriter, and Nick Jonas, an American singer, songwriter, and actor as well as a member of the famous 'Jonas Brothers' band.

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The meaning of Nickolas is 'victor of people'. It is a name that stems from Greek origin, and has mostly been used to name baby boys. Variants of the name include Nicholas, Nikolas and Niklas. Popular people with this name include Nicholas 'Nick' Frost, who is a popular comedic actor in Britain.

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The name Nicodemus is of Greek origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It has been taken from the ancient Greek name Nikodemos and is composed of the Greek word elements 'nike', translating to ‘victory’ and 'demos', translating to ‘people’. According to these origins, the meaning of Nicodemus is ‘victory of the people’. The name is mentioned in the New Testament three times. The name is also used in pop culture and is associated with a fictional character in the 'Marvel Universe' called Dr. Nicodemus West.

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The meaning of Nike is 'victorious'. The name Nike is of Greek origin. It is a gender-neutral name.

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The name Nikkos is of Greek origins, and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It is a diminutive form of the Greek given name Nikolaos and is composed of the Greek word elements 'nike', translating to ‘victory’ and 'laos', translating to ‘people’. According to these origins, the meaning of Nikkos is ‘victory of the people’, ‘victor of the people’, or ‘people’s champion’.

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The meaning of Nikolaos is ‘victory of the people’ and it is of Greek origin. It has been derived from the Greek term ‘nike’ meaning ‘victory’ and ‘laos’ meaning ‘people’.

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The meaning of Nitsa is ‘light, peace’ and it is of Greek origin. It is a diminutive form of names like Eleni and Elena.

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The meaning of Nysa is ‘goal, ambition’ and it is of Greek origin. Other variations of the name include Nissa and Nyssa. Famous people named Nysa include Nysa Devgan, the daughter of Ajay Devgan and Kajol who are Indian actors.

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