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What does Ana mean?

Ana Pronunciation of Ana [ana] 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.

Associated with: grace, blended.


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

Related girl names: Anais, Analia, Analilia, Anita, Aviana, Nana, Anastasia and Anna.

42 more different relations 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.

Creative forms:
(female) Aan, Anan, ..

(male) Aka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ana Karen (A.K.), ..

How popular is Ana?

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)

Ana reached its top rank of #119 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is presently at #211. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ana name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ana (#211 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Anna (#44 the previous year), Anastasia (#216), Nina (#300), Annie (#323), Anya (#555), Anne (#569), Anika (#580), Aviana (#661), Analia (#859), Hana (#860), Ann (#893), Anais (#1034), Anabel (#1408), Anita (#1520), Onie, Nan, Nana, Nita, Analee, Nona, Analeigh, Anissa, Aine, Anitra, Ania, Anamaria, Anona, Annis and Asya. Other forms, like Annus, are uncommon. These forms of Ana were popular as birth names a century ago (median #1216) and have become much less conventional since (#1334, 91.3%), with forms such as Annie going out of style. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Anastasia, Aviana, Anais, Hana and Anika.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anabel, Anais, Analee, Analeigh in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Analia, Anamaria, Anastasia, Ania, Anika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Ann, Anna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne, Annie, Annis, Anona, Anya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Asya, Aviana, Hana, Nan, Nana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nina, 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 Agna, Anaya, Aniya, Aniyah, Annais, Auina, Ayana, Ayanna, Eena, Ena, Enaya, Ennya, Iana, Ianna, Inaya, Ionya, Oona, Unagh, Unah, Unna, Wanna, Wina, Yanna, Yna and Yoana. Other suggested similar names are Ada, Aja, Ala, Ama, Anat, Anda, Ang, Anja, Ara, Arna, Asa, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ana.

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