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Meaning and name origin

Anika \a-ni-ka\ as a girl's name is pronounced AH-ne-kah. It is of Hausa origin, and the meaning of Anika is "sweet-faced".


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Ann.


Anika is a very popular first name for females (#2087 out of 4276, Top 49%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Anika for girls. Anika reached its highest rank of #478 in the U.S. in 2004. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anika and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anika (#519), Annika (#576) and Ann (#945). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Anika is also 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.