What does Hanka mean?
Hanka /han-ka/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hanka is "He (God) has favored me". Hanka is a version of Anne (Hebrew): the English variation of Hannah. Compare surname Hunka.
How popular is Hanka?
Hanka is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#76465 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Hanka (not ranked) are Ana (#222 in 2014), Anika (#519), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Anya (#472), Hana (#841), Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancy (#752), Nina (#295) and Nona. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4685%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3593%, down 23.3%), with forms like Anne, Hana, Nan, Nancy and Nona becoming somewhat outmoded. Ana (#222), Anika (#519) and Anya (#472) are three of the more chic girl names in this list, with Ana having a rekindling in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Hanka and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)