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What does Ana mean?

Ana \a-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced AHN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ana is "favored grace". Spanish variant of Anne. Ana is often used in blended names like Analee and Anarosa.


Ana has 8 variants: Analee, Analeigh, Analena, Anamaria, Anamarie, Anarosa, Anica and Anka.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Anais, Analia, Analilia, Anita, Aviana, Nana, Anastasia and Anna.

Ana has 42 more different forms via Anne: Aine, Anabel, Anci, Anet, Anett, Anh, Ania, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anke, Anki, Ann, Anna, Anni, Annie, Annina, Annis, Annora, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anuska, Anya, Anyu, Asya, Ayn, Hajna, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Nan, Nana, Nina, Nita, Nona, Oni and Onie.


Ana is a very prominent first name for women (#181 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#81100 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ana for girls. Ana reached its top rank of #119 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is presently at #222. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ana outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Ana (#222 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Anna (#34 the previous year), Anastasia (#240), Nina (#295), Annie (#311), Anya (#472), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Aviana (#802), Hana (#841), Anabel (#910), Ann (#945), Nana, Nan, Nita, Onie, Nona, Anais, Aine, Anitra, Anissa, Analia, Annis and Anita. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3541%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.244%, down 31.1%), with forms such as Analia, Ann, Anne, Hana and Annis falling out of style. Anastasia (#240), Anika (#519), Ana (#222) and Anya (#472) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation, with Ana and Anastasia enjoying a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ana and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anabel, Anais, Analia, Anastasia, Anika, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Ann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anna, Anne, Annie, Annis, Anya, Aviana, Hana, Nan, Nana, Nina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nita, Nona, Onie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ana is alike in pronunciation to Aanya, Aenya, Agna, Aina, Ainah, Anaya, Aniya, Annah, Auina, Ayana, Eena, Ena, Enya, Euna, Iana, Ina, Inah, Inya, Iona, Oona, Una, Unah, Unna, Wina, Yana, Yna and Yona. Other suggested similar baby names are Ada, Aja, Ala, Ama, Ame, Ami, Amia, Amma, Amy, Amya, Anahi, Anat, Anda, Ang, Anja, Ara, Arna, Asa, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ana.