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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #51 most popular

What does the name "Anna" mean?

Anna (Arthurian Legend): Arthur's sister

The name "Anna" is of Arthurian Legend origin and it means "Arthur's sister". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 160 other names that are similar to this one.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for nice, need I say more?

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Anna". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Naan". 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.

How popular is the name "Anna" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Anna" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 91 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 8,570 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Anna popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Anna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Anna

Anna Kendrick

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


Anna Faris

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


Tina Turner

Tina Turner is a singer, actress, dancer, and choreographer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1958 to present. Tina was born in 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S.


Anna Nicole Smith

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


Anna Paquin

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


Anna Kournikova

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


Past life for Anna born Apr 12, 2004

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 Portugal approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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