Mexican friend calls me nina. What does that mean?

I tried looking up nina and got a bunch of different meanings. What does nina mean to a mexican/in spanish? Sorry for the ignorant question.


Most Helpful Girl

  • nina-(neenya)/(nina)=girl or little girl

    nino-(neenyo)/(nino)=boy or little boy

    dont worry your question wasnt ignorant

    i mean I was walking down my street this one

    day and all these spanish men kept on calling me

    gochina and they all stared and waved and smiled

    at me and whistled. I thought it was a compliment and

    waved back and interacted with them. until I went to

    school and learned about "Bayos des Gochino)

    which is also The Bay of Pigs. I was angry

    but a few days later laughed it off.

    anywhoo yeah sorry about my

    little story. that is the def. of

    your question.

    • Uhmmm... I'd say they weren't "spanish" men... cause "gochina" in spanish is not a word, its probably portuguese...

What Guys Said 2

  • Nina is short for madrina and if it was Niña it means girl.

  • It means 'young girl' literally translated. It can also be used flirtatiously however this is rare. 'Nino' means boy, referring to a boy in a parental or authoritative way for comparison.


What Girls Said 8

  • Nina = girl. Nino = boy.

  • It's either ninya (neen-ya) or nena (ne-na). Ninya, means girl. Nena also means girl, kinda like saying chick.

  • pronounced nin-ya...means little girl

  • I couldn't help but answer this even though it was asked forever ago. Especially if it's a romantic friend or a friend who is protective over you maybe, it's possible he's called you Nena (Nay-Nuh), which is like saying Baby - not like an infant but it's an affectionate term rather than "niña" which is more like saying 'hey girl.' The other answers are probably what you were looking for but thought I might bring it up.

  • if you mean niña, to spanish speaking people it means little girl. If he calls you like that it's like a cute name to tell you, he cares about you and maybe wants something more than just friends...

    • Thanks! Unfortunately the guy I like is his cousin, who calls me his mellow.

  • Does he pronounce it neenah or neenyah?

    If it's the first, it's just a nickname. If it's the second, it means girl :)

  • My full name is Evangelina, but my parents nickname me Nina as a nickname. So i come to really enjoy n love my names. They sould pretty together n people say i look like a Nina. I tell people i must have gave my Mom a hard labor cuz she gave me long ass name. lol. by the time i write my full first n last name, my hand is tired.