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Meaning and Name Origin

Hanka \ha(n)-ka\ as a girls' name. The meaning of Hanka is "He (God) has favored me". Hanka is a derivative of Anne (Hebrew): the English form of Hannah. Distinctive as a name for children.


Hanka has 23 related variations via Anne: Ana, Ania, Anika, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anna, Anya, Hajna, Hana, Hanja, Hanny, Nan, Nana, Nance, Nanci, Nancy, Nanni, Nanny, Nanon, Nanor, Nina and Nona.


Hanka is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Hanka is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Hanka and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Hanka (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 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 and are somewhat less popular today, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anika, Anna, Anne, Anya, Hana, Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nina, Nona in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hanka is pronounced similarly to Henka. Other suggested similar baby names are Hanako, Hania, Hanna and Janka. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hanka.