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What does Anika mean?

Anika /ani-ka/ as a girls' name is pronounced AH-ne-kah. It is of Hausa origin, and the meaning of Anika is "sweet-faced".

Associated with: sweet (beautiful)


Anika has 9 variants: Anaca, Anaka, Anecky, Anikee, Annaka, Anneka, Anneke, Annika and Aunika.

Related girl name: Anne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Anida, Aniqua, ..

(male) Anial, Anikai, ..

How popular is Anika?

Anika is a very prominent first name for women (#2087 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Anika for girls. Anika entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #478 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is currently at #519. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Anika and corresponding names. Annika (#576 from current records) is the only other popular variation form of Anika (#519 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Anika was widespread in 2003 (median #382) and is somewhat less today (#547, down 35%). Anika is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here.

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

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

Similar Names


Anika is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka, Aniko, Annica and Uniqua. Other suggested similar names are Abida, Abina, Adia, Adima, Adina, Adira, Adiva, Aina, Airika, Akiko, Akiva, Aleka, Alia, Alika, Aliki, Alima, Alisa, Ambika, Amica, Amika, Amina, Amira, Amisa, Amita, Amiya, Andra, Aneta, Ania, Anice, Aniela, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anisah, Anise, Anisha, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Aniya, Aniyah, Anja, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anna, Annisa, Anona, Anora, Anuska, Aria, Arika, Arina, Asima, Atifa, Auina, Avia, Aviva, Ayisa, Azia, Aziza, Elika, Janika, Jenika, Mika, Monika, Nika, Rika and Ronika. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anika.