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Despite its French origins, Nadine was a top 1,000 baby name in the United States through most of the 20th century, but it fell off the list in 2001. We don't expect it to stay gone too long though. It's regaining popularity in the 2020s, and it could emerge as a trendy “grandma name.” Pair it with a cute middle name like Poppy, Lily, Ruby, or Molly to make it feel a bit more modern.

Meaning and Origin of the name Nadine:

Nadine is a sweet name for girls that is of French origin. In French, Nadine means “hope.” Nadine is also used in Arabic communities and means “shower of blessings.”

Nadine is the French version of the Russian name Nadia, also spelled Nadja, which means “hope.” Nadia is a nickname for the Russian name Nadezhda. It has also found some popularity in Arabic cultures where it means “shower of blessings.”

Symbolism of the name Nadine:

Because of its meaning, Nadine can offer plenty in the way of symbolism. New parents may choose it because their baby girl fulfilled their hopes and prayers for a child. If you're Arabic, you may see your new baby as a shower of blessings on your life.

Nicknames for the name Nadine:

You have several options for nicknames when it comes to Nadine. We have compiled the below list to help you find the perfect nickname for your daughter. All of these options are cute and sweet. We hope you find one you love.

  • Nadi
  • Naddy
  • Nay
  • Deen
  • Nadia 
  • Nay
  • Di

Style of the name Nadine:


Gender of the name Nadine:

Nadine is a girl's name

Pronunciation of the name Nadine:


Number of syllables in the name Nadine:


Emotion evoked from the name Nadine:

The baby name Nadine evokes images of someone who is kind and soft-spoken.

Alternative spellings for the name Nadine:

  • Nadeen
  • Naydine
  • Nadene
  • Nadyne

Popularity of the name Eve:

According to the Social Security Administration, Nadine was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until 2001. It was most popular in 1926 when it ranked at number 229. It last ranked at number 980 in 2001.

Great middle names for Nadine and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Nadine:

  • Nadine Gordimer (writer)
  • Nadine Conner (opera singer)
  • Nadine Angerer (soccer player and coach)
  • Nadine Beiler (singer)
  • Nadine Labaki (actress and singer)
  • Nadine (character in the movie “Dikkenek”)
  • Marina Nadine Cooper (character from the soap opera “Guidling Light”)
  • Nadine Cross (character from the book “The Stand” by Stephen King)
  • Nadine Hurley (character from the TV show “Twin Peaks”)
  • Nadine Flumberghast (character from the TV show “Arthur”)
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