What does Anika mean?
Anika /ani-ka/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced AH-ne-kah. It is of Hausa origin, and the meaning of Anika is "sweet-faced".
Related girl name: Anne.Kreatif forms: Adika, Anikaau, Auanika. [more]
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)
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)
Popular alternative forms of Anika (#519 the previous year) are Anne (#553 the previous year) and Annika (#576). These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 2003 (usage of 0.618%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4507%, down 27.1%), with the version Anne becoming less fashionable. Anika (#519) and Annika (#576) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Anika and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.