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Meaning and Name Origin

Anka \a-nka, an-ka\ as a girls' name means "favored grace". Anka is a form of Ana (Hebrew): Spanish variant of Anne. Not often used as a birth name.


Anka has 2 variants: Anke and Anki.

Anka has 44 more different forms via Ana, Anne: Aine, Anci, Anechka, Anet, Anett, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Ann, Anna, Anneke, Anni, Annie, Annina, Annis, Annora, Annus, Annuska, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Anouska, Antje, Anushka, Anuska, Anya, Anyshka, Anyu, Asya, Ayn, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Nana, Nina, Nita, Nona, Oni and Onie.


Anka is an unusual given name for women. Anka is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Anka and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Anka (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Aine, Ana (#222 in 2014), Anika (#519), Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Annis, Anya (#472), Hana (#841), Nana, Nina (#295), Nita, Nona and Onie. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 and is now much less, with versions like Ann, Anne, Hana, Nita and Nona becoming somewhat outmoded. Ana (#222), Anika (#519) and Anya (#472) are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this compilation, with Ana having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anika, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Annis in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anya, Hana, Nana, Nina, Nita, Nona, Onie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Amika, Anaca, Anaka, Anda, Ang, Ange, Angy, Anicka, Anis, Anisa, Anja, Annaka, Anneka, Annika and Aunika. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anka.