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What does Anda mean?

Anda Pronunciation of Anda [an-da] as a name for girls is a Greek, Sanskrit and Old German name, and the name Anda means "man's defender; ultimate bliss; ready journey". Anda is an alternate spelling of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine variation of Alexander. Anda is also a derivative of Ananda (Sanskrit): Hindi name. Anda is also used as a derivative of Fernanda (Old German).

Associated with: greek, defender.


Anda has 1 variant: Annda.

23 more alternative forms via Alexandra, Ananda, Fernanda: Alandra, Aleka, Alex, Alexa, Ali, Alie, Alix, Alla, Alle, Alli, Ally, Lexa, Nanda, Sanda, Sande, Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Sondra, Xandra, Zanda, Zandra and Zondra.

Creative forms:
(female) Aeda, Ante, ..

(male) And, Andad, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anda Kaylie (A.K.), ..

How popular is Anda?

Anda is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#34799 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Anda (unlisted) are Alexa (#32 from recent data), Alexandra (#101), Fernanda (#559), Sandra (#831), Ally (#869), Ali (#1278), Alex (#1290), Sandy (#1918), Sondra, Zandra, Alix, Alli, Ananda, Alla and Sandi. Usage of these forms of Anda reached its apex during 1940-1949 (average #1436) and has become significantly reduced since (#1391, 73.2% less usage), with versions such as Sondra falling out of fashion. Alexa is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Ali, Alix in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alla, Alli, Ally, Ananda, Fernanda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexa, Alexandra, Sandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anda is pronounced similarly to Andee, Andi, Andie, Andy, Enda, Inda, Indee, India, Indu, Indya, Wahnda, Wanda, Wandah, Wandy, Wannda, Wenda, Wendi, Wendy, Windy, Wohnda, Wonda and Wonnda. Other suggested similar names are Ada, Adal, Adan, Adda, Addal (see Adalia), Ado, Ahuda, Aida, Aidan, Aide, Ala, Alda, Allda, Alma, Alya, Amada, Ana, Anat, Ande, Andra, Andre, Anet, Aneta, Ange, Ania, Anina, Anita, Anja, Anka, Anna, Annida, Anny, Anona, Anora, Antia, Anya, Anyu, Ara, Arda, Ardra, Asia, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Ayva, Beda, Cynda, Hinda, Lyda, Neda, Sada, Uda and Vonda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anda.

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