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What does Anika mean?

Anika Pronunciation of 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.

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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anika, Anne, 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.

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