Origin of the name Anna
Anna, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Anna are in general originating from Australia, Canada, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Anna across the world, see Hannah.
Name meaning of Anna
- Name Number: 3
- Interpretation: Communication, Interaction, Friendship, Joy, Lightness, Humor, Art, Positivity, Optimism
History and Related Information
Latinate variant of Anne, in common use as a given name in English, Gaelic, Italian, German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, and Slavonic languages. Among people with a classical education, it has from time to time been associated with Virgil's Aeneid, where it is borne by the sister of Dido, Queen of Carthage. This Phoenician name may ultimately be of Semitic origin, and thus cognate with the biblical Anne. However, the connection, if it exists, is indirect rather than direct.
Cognate: Spanish: Ana.
Pet forms: Scottish Gaelic: Annag. Swedish: Annika. Polish: Anula, Anusia. Czech: Anin(k)a, Andul(k)a, Anuška. Russian: Asya.
Popularity of the given name
The name Anna is ranked on the 34ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 3842100 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.114% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Anna has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
Name Day Calendar
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