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 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 (#53111 out of 88799, Top 60%). (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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Ana and associated names. 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 the years 1900-1909 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms such as Analia, Ann, Anne, Hana and Nan 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.