What does Anika mean?
Associated with: sweet (beautiful).
Related girl name: Anne.Creative forms:
(female) Adika, Anikai, ..
(male) Anial, Anikai, .. Middle name pairings:
Anika Lyric (A.L.), ..
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)
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 #580. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Anika (#580 from current records) are Anne (#569 from current records) and Annika (#572). These forms of Anika were at the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (median #1352) and are now much less common (#573, down 76.5%). Anne is the continual favorite, though Anika has gained in usage over time, while Anne is now somewhat dated.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.