Anna

Anna - A unique female name



  Jul 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Anna, meaning grace, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #6. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Anna and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Anna? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Anna. The baby girl name Anna was given to 5,552 baby girls in 2012, ranking #35 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 255 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Anna peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Anna Raadsveld
Anna Kendrick
Anna Levine


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Anna is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Anna is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #12 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #158.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Anna is where you live.


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Anna origin and meaning

Anna is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means grace. To see famous people named Anna, pop culture references for the name Anna and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Anna

We've found the following names that sound similar to Anna, sorted by popularity.

Amy / Ann / Anne / Annie / Ana / Aimee / Amaya / Aniyah / Amie / Aniya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201235
201138
201027
200928
200826
200725
200622
200522
200420
200321
200220
200119
200022
199929
199831
199733
199633
199531
199441
199347
199249
199146
199045
198951
198854
198752
198651
198554
198457
198355
198256
198154
198055
197959
197865
197773
197678
197579
197482
197388
197286
1971106
1970102
196999
1968100
196791
196695
196596
196497
1963102
1962100
1961100
1960104
195999
1958103
1957105
1956104
1955105
1954105
195398
1952101
195194
195093
194991
194889
194792
194687
194573
194474
194364
194259
194156
194051
193943
193840
193739
193636
193534
193431
193329
193224
193125
193023
192920
192816
192716
192615
192513
192413
192313
192212
192111
192010
191910
191810
19177
19167
19157
19146
19137
19127
19116
19106

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama12
Mississippi12
District of Columbia13
South Carolina14
Vermont19
Massachusetts21
Georgia21
North Carolina21
Pennsylvania22
Tennessee23
Indiana24
Kentucky24
Arkansas25
New Hampshire26
Kansas26
Ohio26
Maine26
Minnesota26
South Dakota27
Louisiana28
Virginia28
West Virginia29
Wisconsin30
North Dakota30
Maryland32
Washington33
Michigan33
Delaware33
Missouri34
Montana34
New York35
Colorado36
Connecticut40
Illinois41
Utah44
Iowa46
Idaho47
Oregon48
Rhode Island51
Nebraska56
Oklahoma57
New Jersey62
Florida68
Texas71
Alaska73
Wyoming82
Arizona82
California110
New Mexico146
Hawaii157
Nevada158

Even more about Anna


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Anna a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Anna?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Anna
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 255
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,552

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