Anna Name Meaning

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Fact: Anna is a significant name in the Bible. Anna the Prophetess was one of the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

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A Deep Dive

Anna Overview

Meaning

Grace, favor

Gender

Girl

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Hannah.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism

Pronunciation

/ˈænə/

Popularity

Anna is cherished around the world, often appearing in the top 50 names in various countries. In the USA, Anna consistently held a spot within the top 100 girls’ names in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Popular, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Graceful, classic, timeless

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

In Christianity, Saint Anna is the mother of the Virgin Mary, making the name significant in religious contexts. Anna is also a common name in many cultures, symbolizing grace and favor.

Name Day

July 26th
A Deep Dive

Anna Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Ana, Ann, Anne, Hannah, Annette, Annika

Common Nicknames

Annie, Annika, Nani, Annette, Nan, Nia, Anya

Diminutives

Ann, Nina, Anni, Nan, Nia

Famous People

  • Anna Pavlova
    (Russian Ballerina)
  • Anna Freud
    (Austrian-British Psychoanalyst)
  • Anna Akhmatova
    (Russian Poet)
  • Anna Wintour
    (British-American Editor)
  • Anna Kendrick
    (American Actress)
  • Anna Kournikova
    (Russian Tennis Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Anna Karenina
    ("Anna Karenina," Novel)
  • Anna
    ("Frozen," Film)
  • Anna Scott
    ("Notting Hill," Film)
  • Anna Bates
    ("Downton Abbey," TV Series)
  • Anna
    ("Anna and the King," Film)
  • Anna Valerious
    ("Van Helsing," Film)

Places

  • Anna City
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Anna Maria Island
    (Florida, USA)
  • Santa Anna City
    (Texas, USA)
  • Anna Bay Town
    (New South Wales, Australia)
  • Anna River
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Santa Anna Park
    (California, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Anna?

The name Anna means “grace” or “favor.” People named Anna are often seen as compassionate, graceful, and nurturing, reflecting the name’s gentle and classic appeal.

What Is the Origin of The Name Anna?

Anna has its origins in Hebrew, deriving from the name Hannah, which means “grace.” It has been widely used in various cultures and languages, with a significant presence in religious texts and historical records.

Anna Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Anna in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#852021#832022#792023
Top 3 Rankings#21880#21881#21882

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Anna

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202379
(+4 from 2022)
2918
(-35 from 2022)
0.16682
202283
(+2 from 2021)
2953
(-121 from 2021)
0.16469
202185
(-17 from 2020)
3074
(-432 from 2020)
0.17158
202068
(-5 from 2019)
3506
(-338 from 2019)
0.19834
201963
(-9 from 2018)
3844
(-348 from 2018)
0.20950
201854
(-1 from 2017)
4192
(-378 from 2017)
0.22542
201753
(-4 from 2016)
4570
(-231 from 2016)
0.24191
201649
(-5 from 2015)
4801
(-344 from 2015)
0.24800
201544
(-10 from 2014)
5145
(-556 from 2014)
0.26373
201434
(+1 from 2013)
5701
(+310 from 2013)
0.29141
201335
No change from 2012
5391
(-234 from 2012)
0.27966
201235
(+3 from 2011)
5625
(-44 from 2011)
0.29003
201138
(-11 from 2010)
5669
(-666 from 2010)
0.29256
201027
(+1 from 2009)
6335
(-480 from 2009)
0.32310
200928
(-2 from 2008)
6815
(-461 from 2008)
0.33653
200826
(-1 from 2007)
7276
(-623 from 2007)
0.34933
200725
(-3 from 2006)
7899
(-707 from 2006)
0.37321
200622
No change from 2005
8606
(-502 from 2005)
0.41167
200522
(-2 from 2004)
9108
(-417 from 2004)
0.44876
200420
(+1 from 2003)
9525
(+67 from 2003)
0.47205
200321
(-1 from 2002)
9458
(-935 from 2002)
0.47138
200220
(-1 from 2001)
10393
(-196 from 2001)
0.52622
200119
(+3 from 2000)
10589
(-24 from 2000)
0.53454
200022
(+7 from 1999)
10613
(+1498 from 1999)
0.53178
199929
(+2 from 1998)
9115
(+729 from 1998)
0.46820
199831
(+2 from 1997)
8386
(+44 from 1997)
0.43260
199733
No change from 1996
8342
(-232 from 1996)
0.43693
199633
(-2 from 1995)
8574
(+7 from 1995)
0.44721
199531
(+10 from 1994)
8567
(+1039 from 1994)
0.44584
199441
(+6 from 1993)
7528
(+715 from 1993)
0.38617
199347
(+2 from 1992)
6813
(-39 from 1992)
0.34557
199249
(-3 from 1991)
6852
(-266 from 1991)
0.34180
199146
(-1 from 1990)
7118
(-175 from 1990)
0.35005
199045
(+6 from 1989)
7293
(+394 from 1989)
0.35499
198951
(+3 from 1988)
6899
(+456 from 1988)
0.34630
198854
(-2 from 1987)
6443
(+275 from 1987)
0.33503
198752
(-1 from 1986)
6168
(+262 from 1986)
0.32910
198651
(+3 from 1985)
5906
(+22 from 1985)
0.32002
198554
(+3 from 1984)
5884
(+578 from 1984)
0.31869
198457
(-2 from 1983)
5306
(+88 from 1983)
0.29424
198355
(+1 from 1982)
5218
(-52 from 1982)
0.29156
198256
(-2 from 1981)
5270
(+78 from 1981)
0.29047
198154
(+1 from 1980)
5192
(+155 from 1980)
0.29030
198055
(+4 from 1979)
5037
(+368 from 1979)
0.28288
197959
(+6 from 1978)
4669
(+496 from 1978)
0.27094
197865
(+9 from 1977)
4173
(+322 from 1977)
0.25385
197774
(+4 from 1976)
3851
(+266 from 1976)
0.23410
197678
(+1 from 1975)
3585
(+8 from 1975)
0.22807
197579
(+3 from 1974)
3577
(-43 from 1974)
0.22917
197482
(+4 from 1973)
3620
(+115 from 1973)
0.23112
197386
No change from 1972
3505
(+56 from 1972)
0.22553
197286
(+20 from 1971)
3449
(-129 from 1971)
0.21388
1971106
(-4 from 1970)
3578
(-220 from 1970)
0.20415
1970102
(-3 from 1969)
3798
(+80 from 1969)
0.20733
196999
No change from 1968
3718
(+149 from 1968)
0.21092
196899
(-8 from 1967)
3569
(-158 from 1967)
0.20875
196791
(+4 from 1966)
3727
(+48 from 1966)
0.21709
196695
(+1 from 1965)
3679
(-241 from 1965)
0.20954
196596
(+1 from 1964)
3920
(-372 from 1964)
0.21451
196497
(+5 from 1963)
4292
(+37 from 1963)
0.21928
1963102
(-2 from 1962)
4255
(-175 from 1962)
0.21403
1962100
No change from 1961
4430
(-246 from 1961)
0.21856
1961100
(+4 from 1960)
4676
(+19 from 1960)
0.22512
1960104
(-5 from 1959)
4657
(-222 from 1959)
0.22392
195999
(+4 from 1958)
4879
(+217 from 1958)
0.23472
1958103
(+2 from 1957)
4662
(+218 from 1957)
0.22568
1957105
(-2 from 1956)
4444
(+51 from 1956)
0.21181
1956103
(+2 from 1955)
4393
(+304 from 1955)
0.21330
1955105
No change from 1954
4089
(+89 from 1954)
0.20395
1954105
(-7 from 1953)
4000
(+163 from 1953)
0.20092
195398
(+3 from 1952)
3837
(+124 from 1952)
0.19886
1952101
(-7 from 1951)
3713
(-157 from 1951)
0.19522
195194
(-1 from 1950)
3870
(+55 from 1950)
0.20950
195093
(-2 from 1949)
3815
(-82 from 1949)
0.21694
194991
(-2 from 1948)
3897
(-140 from 1948)
0.22199
194889
(+3 from 1947)
4037
(-201 from 1947)
0.23165
194792
(-5 from 1946)
4238
(+239 from 1946)
0.23313
194687
(-14 from 1945)
3999
(+393 from 1945)
0.24794
194573
(+1 from 1944)
3606
(-29 from 1944)
0.26788
194474
(-10 from 1943)
3635
(-598 from 1943)
0.26600
194364
(-5 from 1942)
4233
(-254 from 1942)
0.29490
194259
(-3 from 1941)
4487
(+55 from 1941)
0.32270
194156
(-5 from 1940)
4432
(-285 from 1940)
0.35570
194051
(-8 from 1939)
4717
(-212 from 1939)
0.39929
193943
(-3 from 1938)
4929
(-215 from 1938)
0.43463
193840
(-2 from 1937)
5144
(-306 from 1937)
0.45065
193738
(-2 from 1936)
5450
(-277 from 1936)
0.49462
193636
(-2 from 1935)
5727
(-435 from 1935)
0.53148
193534
(-3 from 1934)
6162
(-517 from 1934)
0.56700
193431
(-2 from 1933)
6679
(-394 from 1933)
0.61709
193329
(-5 from 1932)
7073
(-851 from 1932)
0.67617
193224
(+1 from 1931)
7924
(-505 from 1931)
0.71626
193125
(-2 from 1930)
8429
(-651 from 1930)
0.76369
193023
(-3 from 1929)
9080
(-670 from 1929)
0.77843
192920
(-4 from 1928)
9750
(-825 from 1928)
0.84229
192816
No change from 1927
10575
(-641 from 1927)
0.88454
192716
(-1 from 1926)
11216
(-482 from 1926)
0.90712
192615
(-2 from 1925)
11698
(-552 from 1925)
0.95092
192513
No change from 1924
12250
(-826 from 1924)
0.96985
192413
No change from 1923
13076
(+211 from 1923)
1.00921
192313
(-1 from 1922)
12865
(-543 from 1922)
1.02718
192212
(-1 from 1921)
13408
(-1068 from 1921)
1.07472
192111
(-1 from 1920)
14476
(-105 from 1920)
1.13119
192010
No change from 1919
14581
(+83 from 1919)
1.17208
191910
No change from 1918
14498
(-1168 from 1918)
1.23425
191810
(-3 from 1917)
15666
(+506 from 1917)
1.30294
19177
No change from 1916
15160
(-68 from 1916)
1.34913
19167
No change from 1915
15228
(+109 from 1915)
1.40258
19157
(-1 from 1914)
15119
(+3254 from 1914)
1.47666
19146
(+1 from 1913)
11865
(+2178 from 1913)
1.48940
19137
No change from 1912
9687
(+1101 from 1912)
1.47913
19127
(-1 from 1911)
8586
(+1833 from 1911)
1.46340
19116
No change from 1910
6753
(+317 from 1910)
1.52846
19106
No change from 1909
6436
(+632 from 1909)
1.53411
19096
(-1 from 1908)
5804
(-56 from 1908)
1.57677
19085
(-1 from 1907)
5860
(+285 from 1907)
1.65289
19074
No change from 1906
5575
(+73 from 1906)
1.65218
19064
No change from 1905
5502
(+78 from 1905)
1.75539
19054
(-1 from 1904)
5424
(+94 from 1904)
1.75045
19043
No change from 1903
5330
(+232 from 1903)
1.82263
19033
No change from 1902
5098
(-190 from 1902)
1.83252
19023
No change from 1901
5288
(+365 from 1901)
1.88635
19013
No change from 1900
4923
(-1191 from 1900)
1.93644
19003
(-1 from 1899)
6114
(+999 from 1899)
1.92423
18992
No change from 1898
5115
(-658 from 1898)
2.06676
18982
No change from 1897
5773
(+344 from 1897)
2.10581
18972
No change from 1896
5429
(-431 from 1896)
2.18669
18962
No change from 1895
5860
(-90 from 1895)
2.32546
18952
No change from 1894
5950
(+385 from 1894)
2.40787
18942
No change from 1893
5565
(-130 from 1893)
2.35833
18932
No change from 1892
5695
(+153 from 1892)
2.52850
18922
No change from 1891
5542
(+443 from 1891)
2.46406
18912
No change from 1890
5099
(-134 from 1890)
2.59404
18902
No change from 1889
5233
(+171 from 1889)
2.59492
18892
No change from 1888
5062
(+80 from 1888)
2.67522
18882
No change from 1887
4982
(+755 from 1887)
2.62979
18872
No change from 1886
4227
(-56 from 1886)
2.71967
18862
No change from 1885
4283
(+289 from 1885)
2.78598
18852
No change from 1884
3994
(+134 from 1884)
2.81373
18842
No change from 1883
3860
(+554 from 1883)
2.80554
18832
No change from 1882
3306
(+163 from 1882)
2.75362
18822
No change from 1881
3143
(+445 from 1881)
2.71665
18812
No change from 1880
2698
(+94 from 1880)
2.72925
18802
First SSA data recorded
2604
First SSA data recorded
2.66790

American States Popularity Rankings for Anna

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#602021#562022#572023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#672021#832022#762023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1172021#1202022#1452023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1042021#982022#1162023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#832021#672022#892023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#802021#802022#762023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1142021#1062022#922023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#492021#512022#1072023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#802021#1042022#862023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#492021#622022#732023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#712021#722022#662023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#952021#852022#792023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#782021#902022#552023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#572021#1072022#952023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1122021#992022#662023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#722021#742022#642023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#822021#942022#882023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1052021#942022#1042023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#512021#362022#422023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#702021#882022#1062023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#492021#592022#882023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#942021#882022#792023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#592021#382022#562023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1062021#1242022#852023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#842021#1072022#702023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1092021#1322022#862023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#672021#872022#722023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#412021#622022#282023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#792021#872022#892023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#762021#1422022#612023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1182021#1112022#902023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#722021#832022#1152023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1552021#1242022#882023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1132021#1022022#1092023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1482021#1682022#1152023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1302021#1372022#2452023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#972021#1332022#962023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1502021#1702022#1482023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#522021#412022#992023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1112021#1632022#1032023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#792021#462022#642023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1632021#1152022#1242023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1282021#1312022#1382023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#632021#802022#1402023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#862021#542022#442023

Delaware (DE)

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Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#472021#632022#392023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#682021#1012022#1102023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1902021#902022#2062023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1132019#802020#1202021

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#372016#622017#652019

Popularity Rankings for Anna in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Ukraine (Lviv)

Ukraine (Lviv) flagUkraine (Lviv)#22020#22021#12022

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#32022#22023#22024

Popularity in Estonia

Estonia flagEstonia#22006-2010#32011-2015#42016-2020

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#22020#32021#52022

Popularity in Hungary

Hungary flagHungary#32021#42022#22023

Popularity in Latvia

Latvia flagLatvia#32010#52015#42020

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#152012#172014#72017

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#92020#152021#72022

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#112020#72021#92022

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#122021#82022#122023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#92021#162022#142023

Popularity in Italy

Italy flagItaly#122020#142021#112022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#122020#112021#132022

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#122021#132022#152023

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#132021#182022#20First half of 2023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#192021#152022#192023

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#162009#202010#202011

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#182021#192022#202023

Popularity in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan flagKazakhstan#202001#212002#302004

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#212021#252022#232023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#272021#252022#292023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#432021#302022#392023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#402020#452021#512022

Popularity in Finland

Finland flagFinland#422010

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#522019#472020#472021

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#542021#682022#842023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#602020#1302022#1172023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#702019#742020#852021

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#822019#892020#972021

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#992015#992016#942017

Popularity in Portugal

Portugal flagPortugal#972011

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#1002015#1532022#1402023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1022021#1012022#1282023

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1352013#1312014#1302015

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Anna a Name for Boys or Girls?

Anna is a name for girls. It has been used predominantly for females due to its association with historical and biblical female figures, emphasizing its feminine qualities and grace.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Anna

  • Annie
  • Annika
  • Nani
  • Annette
  • Nan
  • Nia
  • Anya