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Meaning and Name Origin

Anika \a-ni-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.

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


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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anika and related names. Popular alternative forms of Anika (#519 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Anne (#553 the previous year) and Annika (#576). These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 2003 and are now much less popular, with the version Anne becoming less fashionable. Anika (#519) and Annika (#576) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 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.