Annika: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Annika
Origin of the name Annika:
A pet form of Anna, which is derived from the Hebrew Hannah (gracious, full of grace), which is from hannāh, chaanach (grace, gracious, mercy).
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- Comments and insights on the name Annika: | Edit
I like this name, but I prefer the other form of the name; "Annick."
This name sounds prettiest when pronounced AH-nee-ka.
- Personal experiences with the name Annika: | Edit
Very strong name. Creates impression of strength and has luxury of being shortened to Anna, Onnegative side name often not understood on first recite or pronoounced as Anuhkuh instead of ahnahkuh...very known name in Europe but raises eyebrows here..glad I named my last daughter this name though...it is so her!
We named our youngest daughter Annika after the name we first decided on, Abigail, started showing up all over the place. Annika loves her name, but we do have a problem with mispronunciation. It's ANN-ik- ah, not AHN-ik-ah or Ah-NEEK-ah
This is my name and I like it quite a lot. It is pronounced AHN-ik-ah, and people constantly get that wrong. Personally I prefer my pronunciation over the other two. I really recommend this name though if you are considering it, it's lovely and unique without being too out there.
- Nicknames for Annika: | Edit
Annie, Ani, Anni, Nika, Anna, Ann, Bananika
- Meanings and history of the name Annika: | Edit
Annika is a Swedish diminutive of Anna, meaning "grace, gracious, graceful, favored". Annika is also an Indian name, from Sanskrit, a name of the goddess Durga.
- Famous real-life people named Annika: | Edit
Annika Sörenstam, Swedish professional golfer.
- Annika in song, story & screen: | Edit
Annika Settergren, fictional character in the Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren.
Seven of Nine (born Annika Hansen) is a fictional character on Star Trek: Voyager, portrayed by actress Jeri Ryan.
817 Annika is a minor planet that orbits the Sun.
Annika is the main character in the novel "Just One Wish".
"Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus" The heroine is named Annika.