Meaning and name origin
Ana \a-na\ as a girl's 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 is a very popular first name for females (#181 out of 4276, Top 4%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53111 out of 88799, Top 60%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ana for girls. Ana reached its highest rank of #119 in the U.S. in 1991 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anna (#34), Ana (#222), Anastasia (#240), Anne (#553), Aviana (#802), Ann (#945), Nana, Anais and Anita. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Ana▲ is also pronounced similarly to Aenya, Agna, Aina, Ainah, Ania, Aniya▼, Annah, Anni, Anny, Anya▲, Anyu, Auina, Ayana▼, Eena, Ena▼, Enya, Euna, Iana, Ina▼, Inah, Iona▼, Oni, Oona, Una▼, Unah, Unna, Wina, Yana, Yna and Yona. Other suggested similar baby names are Ada▲, Aine, Aja, Ala, Ama, Ame, Ami▼, Amia▲, Amma, Amy▲, Anat, Anda, Ang, Anh, Anja, Ara▼, Arna, Asa, Ava▲, Aya, Ayn and Aza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ana.