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pinWhat does Anna mean?

Anna /an-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced AN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anna is "He (God) has favored me".

Latinate variant of Hannah. The name was borne by the sister of Dido, Queen of Carthage, in Virgil's "Aeneid". Biblical: a devout woman who saw the infant Jesus presented at the temple in Jerusalem. Though not strictly related, Anna has been used as an English version of the Irish Gaelic Aine. Anna is often used in combination with other names. Ballerina Anna Pavlova; tennis player Anna Kournikova.


Anna has 19 variants: Ana, Ania, Anique, Anja, Ann, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie, Annet, Annica, Annika, Annmarie, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania and Nani.

Affiliated girl names: Aanya, Anabel, Anne, Annabel, Anya, Audriana, Ayanna, Christiana, Grace, Kiana, Leanna, Luana, Solana and Anastasia.

Anna has 14 more relations via Aine, Hannah: Anh, Anne, Annie, Ayn, Chana, Hana, Hanah, Hanna, Hanne, Hanny, Hena, Honna, Nan and Nanny.

Anna has 1 masculine form: Santana.

Kreatif forms: Anaui, Annaaui. [more]

pinHow popular is Anna?

Anna is a very popular first name for females (#33 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#24529 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Anna for girls. Anna reached its apex position of #2 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #34 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Anna and associated names. Grace (#21 via latest list), Hannah (#28), Ana (#222), Anastasia (#240), Annie (#311), Annabel (#448), Anya (#472), Hanna (#483), Anne (#553), Annika (#576), Leanna (#725), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Audriana (#873), Ayanna (#896), Kiana (#909), Anabel (#910), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Aanya (#989), Luana, Nan, Christiana, Annamarie, Annmarie, Annemarie and Aine are the prominent variation forms of Anna (#34 via latest list). Usage of these relations of Anna was widespread in 2002 (adoption of 0.381%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.31%, 19% less), but with forms like Kiana, Ayanna, Hanna, Ann and Anne becoming somewhat dated. Annabel, Anastasia, Grace, Hannah, Ana, Anya and Annika, and there is also a rebound in birth name popularity for Ana, Anastasia, Annabel, Grace and Hannah. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anna, Aanya, Ana, Anabel, Anastasia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann, Annabel, Annalee, Annamarie, Anne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Annemarie, Annie, Annika, Annmarie, Anya in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Audriana, Ayanna, Chana, Christiana, Grace in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hana, Hanna, Hannah, Kiana, Leanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luana, Nan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anna, Aine, Annie, Annika, Grace outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hanna, Hannah outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Anna is pronounced similarly to Aenya, Agna, Aina, Ainah, Aiyana, Aiyanna, Anais, Anaya, Anayeh, Aniya, Aniyah, Annais, Anni, Anny, Anyu, Auina, Ayana, Ayonna, Eanna, Eena, Einaye, Eionia, Ena, Enaya, Ennya, Enya, Euna, Iana, Ianna, Ina, Inah, Inaya, Inya, Ioana, Ioanah, Ioanna, Ioannah, Iona, Ionia, Ionie, Ionya, Iynaia, Juana, Oni, Onie, Oona, Oonagh, Oonah, Una, Unagh, Unah, Unna, Wahnna, Wanna, Wina, Winnie, Winny, Wynnie, Yana, Yanna, Yionna, Yna, Yoana, Yoanah, Yoanna, Yoannah, Yona and Yonah. Other suggested similar baby names are Aime, Aimy, Ama, Amaia, Amaya, Ame, Amee, Amey, Ami, Amia, Amiah, Amie, Amiya, Amma, Amy, Amya, Amye, Anahi, Anda, Anina, Anka, Annda, Anona, Anuhea, Arna and Aymi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anna.