belarusian / bulgarian / macedonian / russian / serbian (Нина)
In Europe, this name is mainly the short form of several names ending in “-nina / -nine”, such as Marina, Katharina, Antonina, Giannina, Constantina and others. Nina and other variants, around the world, also represents the short form of Anna, above all related to the short form of the Russian name Anninka (Аннинка). Nina also represents a Spanish affective form “Niña”, which means "little girl or great-granddaughter". Another meaning: (Hebrew: God was gracious, God has shown favor); (Persian: nice); (Hindi: beautiful); (Swahili: mother); (Native American: strong or mighty); (Arabic: friend); (Greek: flower).