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Origin: Slavic, Gaelic

Meaning: a Slavic masculine name meaning "marigold"; Nevena would be the feminine form of the name.

Neven could also be a variant spelling of Nevin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Mac Naoimhin, the latter from Gaelic Naomh with the diminutive suffix -an meaning "little saint".

It could also be an Anglicized form of another Gaelic surname Mac Cnaimhin meaning "son of Cnamhin", the latter meaning "little bone".


Variants:
  • Nevin (Gaelic)
  • Nevan (Gaelic)


Feminine forms:
  • Nevena (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian)



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