Anika: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Anika
Origin of the name Anika:
A pet form of Anna, which is derived from the Hebrew Hannah (gracious, full of grace), which is from hannāh, chaanach (grace, gracious, mercy).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Anika: | Edit
My daughters name is Anika! Pronounced A-ni-ka! I love it! She loves it! But we had never heard of before! We honestly thought we made it up! To us she is named after Anikan Skywalker from Star Wars... We are not sci-fi nerds we just always liked that name and had to find a way to make it feminine. I did not like it at first but my husband really did! It has grown on me...and now I hate the name I had picked before!
- Personal experiences with the name Anika: | Edit
My grandmother's name was Anna and was sometimes called Anika, but pronounced ah-NEE-ka, not AH-nika.
I met a very Swedish-American girl named Anika, and the name fit her perfectly.
I have a family friend named Anika. Her parents are from India and her name is pronounced ah-NEE-ka also.
My best friends name is Anika and she loves her name.
- Nicknames for Anika: | Edit
Ani, Annie, Niko, Anouk (French), Nika, Ni, Nini, Anatantran
- Meanings and history of the name Anika: | Edit
The Swedish variation of Anne.
Anika is also an Indian name, from Sanskrit, a name of the goddess Durga.
- Famous real-life people named Anika: | Edit
Anika Noni Rose is an American actress in Dreamgirls and the Frog Princess.
- Anika in song, story & screen: | Edit
In the Pippi Longstocking stories, the children next door - Tommy and Anika - are Pippi's best friends.