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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 has 8 variant forms: Analee, Analeigh, Analena, Anamaria, Anamarie, Anarosa, Anica and Anka.

For more information, see also related girl names Anais, Analilia, Anita, Aviana, Nana, Anastasia, Ann and Anna.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anais, Anastasia, Anita, Ann, Anna, Anne, Aviana, Nana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ana, Anastasia, Anita, Anna, Anne outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.