Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."  More

Anna Meaning


Quick Facts







No. Of Syllables:


No. Of Letters:


Origin & Meaning

The name Anna is of English origin.

The meaning of Anna is "favor, grace".  

It is also of Latin origin, where its meaning is "gracious".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 34  in baby name popularity for girls with 5639 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Anna Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Anna has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Anna to other names.


What will your new little Anna be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Anna are often adored and adored but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Anna is a form of the name Channah.

Variants of the name Anna include Ana, Annah.

The names Aina, Anais, Analee, Analeigh, Analena, Analia, Anarosa, Anaya, Aneisha, Aneita, Anessa, Anica, Anice, Anichka, Aniko, Anina, Anka, Anke, Ankica, Ann, Anneka, Anneke, Anneli, Annett, Annetta, Annette, Anni, Annia, Anniah, Annick, Annie, Anniina, Annika, Annikalyn, Anniken, Annikin, Annikka, Annikki, Annisa, Annisha, Annissa, Annita, Annitra, Annitta, Annukka, Annushka, Annuska, Annze, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anu, Anushka, Anya, Anyah, Anyana, Anyssa, Anyuta, Ianna, Jasia, Ona, Onna are all forms of Anna.

Anna has the diminutives (nicknames) Ane, Aneta, Ans, Anu, Niina, Panni.

Other Tidbits

Anna falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Anna Kournikova, Anna Pavlova.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Anna in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Anna.

Just for fun, see the name Anna in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Anna in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.