First recorded as a given name of Latvians in early 20th century. From Russian Ни́на (Nína).
- A female given name of Latvian speakers.
- A transliteration of Russian female given name Ни́на (Nína).
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Ņina was the only given name of 10 961 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.