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What does Anaka mean?

Anaka /ana-ka/ as a girls' name is of Hausa origin, and Anaka means "sweet-faced". Anaka is an alternate form of Anika (Hausa).

Associated with: sweet (beautiful)


Anaka has 7 variants: Anaca, Anecky, Anikee, Annaka, Anneka, Annika and Aunika.

Anaka has 1 more related form via Anika: Anneke.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anama, Anata, ..

(male) Anaara, Anake, ..

How popular is Anaka?

Anaka is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Anaka is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Anika (#519 the previous year) and Annika (#576) are the popular related forms of Anaka (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Anaca, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Anaka reached its apex in the year 2003 (median #382) and is somewhat less today (#547, 34.9%). Annika has been the most well-known version, though Anika has gained in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Anaka and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anika, Annika in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anika, Annika outside U.S.

Similar Names


Anaka is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka, Aniko and Annica. Other recommended names are Adala, Adana, Adara, Agata, Ahava, Alaia, Alala, Alana, Alaya, Aleka, Alika, Amada, Amaia, Amala, Amana, Amara, Amata, Amaya, Amika, Ana, Anafa, Anahi, Anais, Anakela, Analia, Ananda, Anani, Anat, Anath, Anaya, Anayas, Anda, Andra, Anela, Aneta, Angla, Ania, Anima, Anina, Anisa, Anita, Aniya, Anja, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anna, Annda, Anona, Anora, Antia, Anuska, Anya, Aranka, Arava, Arika, Atara, Avana, Ayala, Ayana, Osaka and Shaka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anaka.