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882k
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Anna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arthurian Legend
  • Meaning: Arthur's sister
  • #51 All Time
  • #44 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Anna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,616 2,604 12 #2 girl name
1881 2,714 2,698 16 #2 girl name
1882 3,143 3,143 0 #2 girl name
1883 3,322 3,306 16 #2 girl name
1884 3,880 3,860 20 #2 girl name
1885 4,014 3,994 20 #2 girl name
1886 4,298 4,283 15 #2 girl name
1887 4,240 4,227 13 #2 girl name
1888 5,008 4,982 26 #2 girl name
1889 5,085 5,062 23 #2 girl name
1890 5,253 5,233 20 #2 girl name
1891 5,114 5,099 15 #2 girl name
1892 5,562 5,542 20 #2 girl name
1893 5,712 5,695 17 #2 girl name
1894 5,585 5,565 20 #2 girl name
1895 5,968 5,950 18 #2 girl name
1896 5,877 5,860 17 #2 girl name
1897 5,448 5,429 19 #2 girl name
1898 5,804 5,773 31 #2 girl name
1899 5,138 5,115 23 #2 girl name
1900 6,139 6,114 25 #3 girl name
1901 4,941 4,923 18 #3 girl name
1902 5,304 5,288 16 #3 girl name
1903 5,116 5,098 18 #3 girl name
1904 5,346 5,330 16 #3 girl name
1905 5,445 5,424 21 #4 girl name
1906 5,515 5,502 13 #4 girl name
1907 5,595 5,575 20 #4 girl name
1908 5,870 5,860 10 #5 girl name
1909 5,828 5,804 24 #6 girl name
1910 6,457 6,436 21 #6 girl name
1911 6,773 6,753 20 #6 girl name
1912 8,615 8,586 29 #7 girl name
1913 9,718 9,687 31 #7 girl name
1914 11,905 11,865 40 #6 girl name
1915 15,151 15,120 31 #7 girl name
1916 15,263 15,228 35 #7 girl name
1917 15,193 15,160 33 #7 girl name
1918 15,697 15,666 31 #10 girl name
1919 14,541 14,499 42 #10 girl name
1920 14,614 14,581 33 #10 girl name
1921 14,503 14,475 28 #11 girl name
1922 13,447 13,406 41 #12 girl name
1923 12,902 12,864 38 #13 girl name
1924 13,111 13,079 32 #13 girl name
1925 12,284 12,250 34 #13 girl name
1926 11,747 11,699 48 #15 girl name
1927 11,264 11,215 49 #16 girl name
1928 10,621 10,570 51 #16 girl name
1929 9,793 9,751 42 #20 girl name
1930 9,131 9,079 52 #23 girl name
1931 8,462 8,429 33 #25 girl name
1932 7,958 7,920 38 #24 girl name
1933 7,097 7,072 25 #29 girl name
1934 6,703 6,678 25 #31 girl name
1935 6,193 6,163 30 #34 girl name
1936 5,761 5,724 37 #36 girl name
1937 5,466 5,448 18 #39 girl name
1938 5,161 5,139 22 #40 girl name
1939 4,949 4,931 18 #43 girl name
1940 4,743 4,718 25 #51 girl name
1941 4,444 4,430 14 #56 girl name
1942 4,511 4,487 24 #59 girl name
1943 4,245 4,232 13 #64 girl name
1944 3,650 3,635 15 #74 girl name
1945 3,620 3,608 12 #73 girl name
1946 4,012 3,998 14 #87 girl name
1947 4,254 4,239 15 #92 girl name
1948 4,053 4,038 15 #89 girl name
1949 3,911 3,896 15 #91 girl name
1950 3,826 3,817 9 #93 girl name
1951 3,880 3,866 14 #94 girl name
1952 3,730 3,715 15
1953 3,849 3,837 12 #98 girl name
1954 4,006 3,994 12
1955 4,108 4,093 15
1956 4,403 4,384 19
1957 4,456 4,445 11
1958 4,666 4,659 7
1959 4,890 4,870 20 #99 girl name
1960 4,667 4,653 14
1961 4,684 4,665 19 #100 girl name
1962 4,454 4,440 14 #100 girl name
1963 4,263 4,246 17
1964 4,306 4,285 21 #97 girl name
1965 3,933 3,920 13 #96 girl name
1966 3,686 3,670 16 #95 girl name
1967 3,730 3,717 13 #91 girl name
1968 3,568 3,558 10 #99 girl name
1969 3,728 3,715 13 #100 girl name
1970 3,815 3,794 21
1971 3,588 3,574 14
1972 3,458 3,445 13 #86 girl name
1973 3,509 3,497 12 #88 girl name
1974 3,622 3,610 12 #82 girl name
1975 3,584 3,570 14 #79 girl name
1976 3,597 3,582 15 #78 girl name
1977 3,870 3,851 19 #74 girl name
1978 4,181 4,167 14 #66 girl name
1979 4,693 4,664 29 #59 girl name
1980 5,055 5,032 23 #55 girl name
1981 5,211 5,187 24 #54 girl name
1982 5,292 5,269 23 #56 girl name
1983 5,234 5,219 15 #55 girl name
1984 5,326 5,304 22 #57 girl name
1985 5,900 5,881 19 #54 girl name
1986 5,932 5,904 28 #51 girl name
1987 6,186 6,162 24 #52 girl name
1988 6,466 6,438 28 #54 girl name
1989 6,950 6,892 58 #51 girl name
1990 7,323 7,290 33 #45 girl name
1991 7,129 7,115 14 #46 girl name
1992 6,851 6,845 6 #49 girl name
1993 6,813 6,805 8 #47 girl name
1994 7,539 7,522 17 #41 girl name
1995 8,573 8,559 14 #31 girl name
1996 8,563 8,554 9 #33 girl name
1997 8,336 8,336 0 #33 girl name
1998 8,387 8,374 13 #31 girl name
1999 9,103 9,092 11 #29 girl name
2000 10,590 10,581 9 #22 girl name
2001 10,579 10,570 9 #19 girl name
2002 10,395 10,383 12 #20 girl name
2003 9,453 9,440 13 #21 girl name
2004 9,558 9,512 46 #20 girl name
2005 9,116 9,097 19 #22 girl name
2006 8,605 8,600 5 #22 girl name
2007 7,894 7,883 11 #25 girl name
2008 7,273 7,262 11 #26 girl name
2009 6,807 6,797 10 #28 girl name
2010 6,325 6,315 10 #27 girl name
2011 5,656 5,649 7 #38 girl name
2012 5,609 5,604 5 #35 girl name
2013 5,370 5,363 7 #35 girl name
2014 5,663 5,663 0 #34 girl name
2015 5,099 5,094 5 #44 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Anna baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 881,714 babies born with the name Anna in the United States. That's more than enough Annas to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,616 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Anna" was in 1918 with a total of 15,666 babies. (That's a lot of baby Annas)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Anna" ranks #27 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 19 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 3,597 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Anna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Anna as well as things modernly associated with the name Anna such as celebrities named Anna.

Arthurian Legend

Origin and Meaning of Anna

The name "Anna" is of Arthurian Legend origin, and it means "Arthur's sister". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Anna was born in 1985 in Portland, Maine, United States.

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Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith is a model, actress, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to 2007. Anna was born in 1967 as Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Anna was born in 1982 as Anna Helene Paquin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Anna Kournikova

Anna Kournikova is a tennis biography. Anna was born in 1981 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

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Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour is a magazine editor and fashion journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Anna was born in 1949 in London, England.

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Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Anna was born in 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Anna Faris

Anna Faris is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Anna was born in 1976 as Anna Kay Faris in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Anna Popplewell

Anna Popplewell is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Anna was born in 1988 as Anna Katherine Popplewell in London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Anna

Anna Duggar
Anna Karenina
Anna Camp

Alternative Meanings

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Anna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anan". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Anna born Aug 7, 1936

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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