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876k
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Anna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Arthurian Legend
  • Meaning: Arthur's sister
  • #51 All Time
  • #34 in 2014
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How popular is the 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 4,239 4,227 12 #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 5,827 5,803 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 9,717 9,686 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 14,542 14,500 42 #10 girl name
1920 14,615 14,582 33 #10 girl name
1921 14,500 14,472 28 #11 girl name
1922 13,448 13,407 41 #12 girl name
1923 12,900 12,862 38 #13 girl name
1924 13,112 13,080 32 #13 girl name
1925 12,284 12,251 33 #13 girl name
1926 11,748 11,700 48 #15 girl name
1927 11,262 11,212 50 #16 girl name
1928 10,624 10,573 51 #16 girl name
1929 9,790 9,748 42 #20 girl name
1930 9,132 9,080 52 #23 girl name
1931 8,462 8,429 33 #25 girl name
1932 7,959 7,921 38 #24 girl name
1933 7,097 7,072 25 #29 girl name
1934 6,703 6,678 25 #31 girl name
1935 6,192 6,162 30 #34 girl name
1936 5,762 5,725 37 #36 girl name
1937 5,465 5,447 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 4,443 4,429 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 3,618 3,606 12 #73 girl name
1946 4,012 3,998 14 #87 girl name
1947 4,253 4,238 15 #92 girl name
1948 4,054 4,039 15 #89 girl name
1949 3,912 3,897 15 #91 girl name
1950 3,824 3,815 9 #93 girl name
1951 3,879 3,865 14 #94 girl name
1952 3,728 3,713 15
1953 3,849 3,837 12 #98 girl name
1954 4,006 3,994 12
1955 4,109 4,094 15
1956 4,401 4,382 19
1957 4,456 4,445 11
1958 4,663 4,656 7
1959 4,890 4,870 20 #99 girl name
1960 4,666 4,652 14
1961 4,683 4,664 19 #100 girl name
1962 4,453 4,439 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 3,684 3,668 16 #95 girl name
1967 3,730 3,717 13 #91 girl name
1968 3,567 3,557 10 #99 girl name
1969 3,727 3,714 13 #100 girl name
1970 3,814 3,793 21
1971 3,586 3,572 14
1972 3,456 3,443 13 #87 girl name
1973 3,510 3,498 12 #88 girl name
1974 3,622 3,610 12 #82 girl name
1975 3,583 3,569 14 #79 girl name
1976 3,597 3,582 15 #78 girl name
1977 3,869 3,850 19 #74 girl name
1978 4,181 4,167 14 #66 girl name
1979 4,692 4,663 29 #59 girl name
1980 5,053 5,030 23 #55 girl name
1981 5,207 5,183 24 #54 girl name
1982 5,291 5,268 23 #56 girl name
1983 5,234 5,219 15 #55 girl name
1984 5,326 5,304 22 #57 girl name
1985 5,901 5,881 20 #54 girl name
1986 5,931 5,903 28 #51 girl name
1987 6,186 6,162 24 #52 girl name
1988 6,464 6,436 28 #54 girl name
1989 6,948 6,890 58 #51 girl name
1990 7,321 7,288 33 #45 girl name
1991 7,129 7,115 14 #46 girl name
1992 6,850 6,844 6 #49 girl name
1993 6,811 6,803 8 #47 girl name
1994 7,539 7,522 17 #41 girl name
1995 8,570 8,556 14 #31 girl name
1996 8,561 8,552 9 #33 girl name
1997 8,333 8,333 0 #33 girl name
1998 8,384 8,371 13 #31 girl name
1999 9,099 9,088 11 #29 girl name
2000 10,589 10,580 9 #22 girl name
2001 10,579 10,570 9 #19 girl name
2002 10,393 10,381 12 #20 girl name
2003 9,451 9,438 13 #21 girl name
2004 9,559 9,513 46 #20 girl name
2005 9,116 9,097 19 #22 girl name
2006 8,603 8,598 5 #22 girl name
2007 7,889 7,878 11 #25 girl name
2008 7,267 7,256 11 #26 girl name
2009 6,802 6,792 10 #28 girl name
2010 6,322 6,312 10 #27 girl name
2011 5,653 5,646 7 #38 girl name
2012 5,605 5,600 5 #35 girl name
2013 5,359 5,352 7 #35 girl name
2014 5,639 5,639 0 #34 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Anna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 876,488 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Anna" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 40 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 10,579 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 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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Tina Turner

Tina Turner is a singer, actress, dancer, and choreographer specializing in R&B, soul, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Tina was born in 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.

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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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Alternative Meanings

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Anna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nana". 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 Dec 10, 1928

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 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

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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