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pinWhat 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".


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

Related girl name: Anne.

Kreatif forms: Anikaau, Auanika. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Anika for girls. Anika entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #478 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is currently at #519. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Anika (#519 2 years ago) are Anne (#553 2 years ago) and Annika (#576). These forms of Anika were at the apex of their popularity in 2003 (average #382) and are somewhat less common today (#549, down 27.1%). Anne is the continual favorite, though Anika has gained in usage over time, while Anne is now somewhat dated. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Anika and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anika, Anne, Annika in U.S.

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

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Anika is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka, Aniko and Annica. Other suggested similar baby names are Alika, Amica, Amika, Amisa, Ania, Anice, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anisah, Anise, Anisha, Anissa, Anita, Aniya, Anja, Anka, Anke, Anki, Annisa, Anuska and Arika. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anika.