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Anna Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a(n)-na\
Number in U.S 👶 899,000
Rate in 2021 178
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew

Anna : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

 The name “ Anna “ is a traditional name that is mostly used for girls. This name has been used in different countries and cultures.Also this name is popular and common in English speaking countries. This name is originally a Hebrew name. This name means “ grace “.  The name “ Anna “has been used in Roman ancient as a name meaning “ the year’s cycle “.  The time that Old Testament translated into Greek, “ Hannah “ was rendered s “Avva “ that was then Latinized as “ Anna “.  Although “ Anna “ is traditionally a girl’s name, but there are some boys named “ Anna “. Boys naming “ Anna “ are rare ! This name is pronounced “ ANN – a “”. Many baby names are separated by gender, but many families does not pay attention to this opinion and select the one they desire.  “ Anna “ has ranked among the 100 baby names for girls in the United States. This name reached its peak in popularity at No. 19 in the year 2001. About a century ago, this name has been really popular and ranking the top 10 girl names in America. Actually “ Anna “ was the second most popular name in most English speaking countries. In the 1950s and 60s “ Anna “ dipped in popularity. This name rose again in the 70s. In the 20th century, the name “ Anna “ has been used only for baby boys, but since 1930 naming boys as “ Anna “ became a bit weird. Although the name “ Anna “ is typically used as a feminine name, but it can be used for any gender, as sex does not play an important role in children lives, So you should not let “ gender separation “ has any affect on the name selection process.  The names “ Anne “ , “ Ann “ and “ Anna “ are mostly used in all English languages speaking countries all around the world. Also there is a version of this name, that is “ Ana “, this version is common in Spanish and Portuguese languages. Also we have a list of different forms of this name, such as “ Anča “ which is Romanian, “ Ance “ which is Latvian, “ Ane “ which is Danish, “ Annu “ which is Finnish, “ Chanah “ which is Hebrew and “ Hannah “ which is German.  There are some names developed based on “ Anna or Ana “, such as “ Anita “ with Spanish origin, “ Anja “ with Danish origin, “ Annie “ with English origin and “ Annika “ with Swedish origin. Also if you are considering “ Anna “ as your baby name, we recommend you to consider the names in the list bellow, “ Annalee “ and “ Annaleigh “ and “ Annemarie “.  Also if you are interested in the names starting with the letter “ A “ you can also select “ Amelia “ and “ Aurora “ and “ Avery “ and “ Ashley “ and “ Alice “ and for the last one “ Alexandra “.  And here we suggest you some names to pair with”  Anna “, such as “ Arthur “ and “ Henry “ and “ Ruth “ and “ Sasha “ and “ Thomas “.  The name “ Anna “ is a popular name among famous people. We can name “ Anne of Austria “ the queen of Poland, “ Anna of Tyrol “ Holt Roman Empress.  And celebrities named “ Anna “ are, “ Anna Mae Bullock “ American singer but known more as “ Tina Turner “, “ Anna Faris “ Actress known for starring in the “ scary movie “ film series in America. “ Anna Kournikova “ Russian tennis player.

Hope the data given by the text helps you with selection the best name for your beloved babies. Also do not let the ‘’ gender separation ‘’ effect your opinion about name selection process.

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11/27/2022 5:00:48 AM

Of course i've been called Anna Banana...what Anna has not? However, It's a fabulous name, not boring, not too pretentious...It's just right. i've known many Annas. In fact, my best friend is named Anna, her new roommate is named Anna, and our former neighbor was named Anna.

11/19/2022 12:41:44 AM

i've always adored my name. Even as a child, when my friends and I used to play make beli've and everyone would always choose new exciting names for the'selves, I would insist that I didn't want to change my name because I liked the name Anna too much.

11/16/2022 4:51:24 PM

My name is Anna, and i changed it to this because even in the cradle i knew i was destined to be an anna. now eveyone is changing their names to some form of anna - jealousy if you ask me

11/3/2022 1:27:52 AM

My name is Anna (middle name Ther'sa) and I have always loved my name. Although as a kid I didn't much like being called Banana, I love the name now and my Dad still calls me Anna Banana. I have always felt that my name has a certain ring of kindness behind it and it is rather befitting of me. I am now 20, soon to be 21 and do not now many other Annas.

10/27/2022 8:07:10 AM

I love the name Anna. And a beautiful middle name to go with it would be Sophia.

9/30/2022 9:16:12 AM

My name is Anna. There's nothing bad about the name. But It's kinda blaah. ANNNN-UGGH It'sounds like You're sighing, and I'm deffently NOT a boring person. I kinda just wanna change the'spelling to "Annuh" :)

9/28/2022 1:25:52 AM

My name is Anna but everyone calls me Acey because my middle name is christine so A.C.ey

9/27/2022 7:12:36 AM

I never know what to think of my name. I think it is quite a pretty name, but it has its downsides. People think you're called Hannah, they write Hannah or Ana everywhere, when I started high school they got it completely wrong and put Annabel on all my files! that was disappointing. And it's quite a common name, and I`m not big on common names. I think my middle name runs quite smoothly with it however:- Catharine. Anna Catharine. You can't shorten Anna though, and the only nicknames I get are Banana and Spanner.

9/27/2022 1:37:34 AM

i've always loved this name. It's timeless and beautiful.

9/26/2022 11:48:48 AM

I always get called Annie, Anne, or Annnn-na. The'sound of my name made me cringe until I changed it to Ana, it has a much softer'sound. I still have to correct people all the time, but I had to anyway before.

9/19/2022 8:13:54 PM

Until last week I thought I was the only odessa out there, till a girl came into my work with the'same name. I get alot of "oh did you know there is a city named odessa" and people often'think I said my name was vanessa but overall its a good name

9/11/2022 9:26:54 AM

My name is Anna and I'm from Russia. i've been going by Anya my entire life, because that's a standard Russian nickname for Anna. However that does cause a lot of confusion here, and I always have to explain myself. My husband doesn't want to recognize Anna, he'says (as a joke of course) that he doesn't know any Annas. I don't hate the name, but I don't love it either. It's a little boring, but It's not ugly. Although I do hate when people call me Ana or Ehna. In Russian It's pronounced Ahn-na, and that's what I prefer.

9/10/2022 7:52:48 AM

Dude my name is anna and its the coolest because everyone can remember it cause It's not hard! YEA

9/8/2022 9:09:06 AM

No fair, way less popular than Hannah, my name, and It's not NEARLY as nice. Oh well, i guess i have to suck it up!!!

9/6/2022 7:46:42 AM

I absolutelly love my name! It will never go out of style. Its sophisticated, has class and sounds powerfull...unlike Amy or Nikki or smth like thta.

9/6/2022 3:57:28 AM

My 8 yr old is named Anna Colleen. It means gracious girl. I have a very weird first name and did not want to put her through that, but I didn't want her name to be so average that you heard it everyday. I love that it will grow with her as she ages. She is unique, musically talented, and carefree about life.

8/25/2022 12:21:54 PM

My name is Anna and as I child I loved my name as it is made up of two letters it was easy to remember, making spelling very easy. I often get called Anne or Hannah but once people know I am called Anna they usually get it right the'second time. My God Daughter is called and Anna and seeing someone else by the'same name has made we like it more. The meaning is graceful which I am far from.

8/2/2022 12:43:30 AM

It is my name and I love it as it is classic and timeless and elegant. Glad I don't have a trendy name that will date.

7/30/2022 11:18:54 PM

My name is Ana Carolina and I am Brazilian. i've never been'the only Ana in my school and i've never been'the only Carolina or Carol. In Brazil Ana Carolina is really common and you see women from all ages named Ana Carolina but in the U.S. I was teased because they kept saying Ana Carolina, two names in one, that's funny! I like my name, it is a OK name!

7/29/2022 1:33:54 AM

i got this friend anna but her intials r ABC omg lol thats hi-larious and ya shes weird but o well she just like my crazy retard of a friend kelli who doesnt even know my name (tear) she calls me anna :(

6/10/2022 2:36:00 PM

Anna is a boring name no offence toanyone called anna :D

6/2/2022 4:23:06 AM

My name in Anna and although I find it annoying when people call me Ann, Alice, Anna Banana, Hannah, Hannah Montana to name a few....I find it rather amusing that'someone would suggest I change my name to Annalise or whatever! How pretentious!

5/30/2022 5:55:48 AM

Hi Anna-Marie,I am the only one with my name. Scary pepole could find ME and only me. I found there are only 420 pepole with our last name. My maiden name is much more common, and about 1/3 as many pepole have my whole maiden name, first and last, as total pepole have our last name.

4/18/2022 1:50:06 PM

My name is Anna but it is a classic timeless name. It has consistently been popular since the 1800s. It is not trendy and will still be popular when I am 90.

4/2/2022 8:57:36 AM

I like my name because I am the only one in my school that has it!!

2/15/2022 5:42:18 PM

that's so funny! to the person who wrote before me, my name is Paige and my sister's name is Anna!

2/11/2022 2:53:06 PM

I love my name...I have been an Anna Banana my whole life, but it doesn't seem common at least in my area. Different is good!

12/24/2021 9:30:54 PM

My friends name is Anna, and I'm Hannah, and when she was like 7, she had a b-day party, and it was "BACKWARDS" theme. We had to have our shirts backwards, our pants, everything. Even our names were spelt backwards on our shirts. Me and Anna were still Anna and Hannah. It probobally would've made me fell left out if i was the only one, but now I think It's kinda funny and cute!!

12/11/2021 2:17:06 AM

i love my name mostly because it means graceful. i was surprised when i first learned this because my grandmother's name is grace, and i have always been'told i act so much like her. this has been a wonderful complement because she is a truly graceful woman. anna is a beautifully classic and timeless name.

12/3/2021 4:46:30 PM

I am so proud to have this name. it may be common, but it flows so nicely! It's easy to spell (same thing forwards and backwards!) Some cons: My old landlord used to call me ANA (pronounced AH-Nuh) and it was a little weird LOL. You do get a little picked on as in "Anna Banana", but nothing serious! Would never want any other name!

10/27/2021 7:09:36 AM

I love my name. I think It's pretty, and I like how It's spelt so simply. i've also found that It's not so common where I live, in Australia. So far i've only met three people with the'same name as me in my lifetime.

9/24/2021 9:30:54 AM

My daughter is called Anna Sophia. This name ist popular and OK. no negative experiences with this name.

9/8/2021 4:38:24 AM

My name is Anna I am 12 but I am going to be 13 on November 23 so yea I'm happy but I hate when people call me Anna with a short A sound like from the Disney movie it really makes me mad but besides that I love my name !!!❤️❤️❤️

8/16/2021 3:03:54 AM

My sis is named Anna. I think It's a quiet name with a lot of stren'th. I also think Enna is pretty. More frilly than Anna, but cute. I don't care if It's not popular. Who wants to be another Jessica or Courtney? Ick.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Anna?
The origin of the name Anna is Hebrew.
*️⃣ How many people are named Anna?
Almost 899000 people are named Anna.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Anna?
The names of Annie, Camryn, Cassidy, Anniston, Annistyn