Ana Name Meaning & Origin

Ana

Pronunciation: AH-nə, AN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Ana:

Anglicized form of the Hebrew Chaanach (gracious, full of grace, mercy). Var: Anna, Ann, Anna, Annie.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ann, Anna, Anne

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Ana Laura and Ana Maria are two common combinations for females that go by double names.

Also widely used in Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, and Georgian, although beeing too widely seen as an only Hispanic name in the United States.

Spelled əN-ə in Portuguese.

Personal experiences with the name Ana: | Edit

An Ana I knew got really frustrated with people pronouncing the name with a hard first A--and, for this reason, she got called "Anal" a lot in junior high school.

shes my sister and hates it when people call her "anna"

Someone in my Science class is named Ana, but theres another girl whos name is Anna. Since they spell their names differently my science teacher calls Ana 'one N' and the other Anna 'double N'.

My name is Anastacia, but people always call me Ana or Sansa. It's annoying when people call me 'Anna' instead of 'Ana' because my name isn't ANNAstacia, it's ANAstacia.

^^Stfu

Nicknames for Ana: | Edit

Ana Banana
Banana
Anocas
Aninhas
Aninha
Nana (in Portuguese)(And in english)
Anabell
Analise
Anakin
Valriana

Meanings and history of the name Ana: | Edit

Ana is the Spanish version of Ann(e), meaning "grace" in Hebrew.

Famous real-life people named Ana: | Edit

The Spanish names for the Virgin Mary's parents are Ana and Joaquin
Ana Torrent, Spanish actress
Ana Barbara, Mexican singer
Ana Gabriel, Mexican singer
Ana Martin, actress
Ana Beatriz Moser, Brazilian former volleyball player
Ana Margarida Alvares, Brazilian former volleyball player
Ana Cristina Cesar, Brazilian poet
Ana Beatriz Nogueira, Brazilian actress
Ana Maria Botafogo, Brazilian ballet dancer

Ana in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ana Lucia Cortez, character on "Lost" in Season 2 played by Michelle Rodriguez
Ana Garcia, character in the film "Real Women Have Curves" played by America Ferrera
"Ana" song by the Pixies on the album "Bossanova"
Ana, a teenage character on the TV Series 'Desperate Housewives'.
Ana, the girl portrayed in the song "Refrão de Bolero", by the Brazilian band Engenheiros do Hawaii
Ana, main character in Spanish the film "Cria Cuervos" directed by Carlos Saura and played by actress Ana Torrent
Ana, main character in the Spanish film "El Spiritu da la Colmena", directed by Victor Erice and played by actress Ana Torrent
Ana, American Girl Josefina Montoya's oldest sister

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