What does Anna mean?
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 1 masculine form: Santana.Kreatif forms: Anaui, Annaaui. [more]
How 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)
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)
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.