Ana: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ana | Girls
Origin of the name Ana:
Anglicized form of the Hebrew Chaanach (gracious, full of grace, mercy). Var: Anna, Ann, Anna, Annie.
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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.
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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'.
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Ana Banana, Banana, Annie, Anne
Anocas, Aninhas, Aninha, Nana (in Portuguese)(And in english),Anabell, one N
- Meanings and history of the name Ana: | Edit
Ana is the Spanish version of Ann(e), meaning "grace" in Hebrew.
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The Spanish names for the Virgin Mary's parents are Ana and Joaquin.
Ana Barbara, Mexican singer.
Ana Gabriel, Mexican singer.
Ana Martin, actress
- 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'.
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Global Popularity of the Name Ana
- #2 in Brazil
- #2 in Republic of Georgia
- #6 in Serbia (Belgrade)
- #6 in Slovenia
- #15 in Spain
- #169 in United States
- #284 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #359 in Scotland
- #381 in Canada (Alberta)