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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anania

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  • A submission from Ethiopia says the name Anania means "God has been gracious ; merciful Gift of God" and is of Hebrew origin.
Other origins: English, Aramaic, Eritrea, and French

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Anania

Anania Shirakatsi is a scientist in the fields of mathematics and astronomy. Anania was born in Shirak Province.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anania

Elizabeth Edwards was an attorney at law and attorney. Elizabeth was given the name Mary Elizabeth Anania on July 3rd, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida. She left this life on December 7th, 2010.


Luca Anania is a soccer player for the Calcio Padova, Inter Milan, Calcio Lecco 1912, S.S.D. Pro Sesto Calcio, F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892, U.S. Avellino 1912, U.S. Lecce, U.S. Catanzaro 1929, F.C. Grosseto S.S.D., A.C. Pavia, Aurora Pro Patria 1919, Ravenna F.C., and Delfino Pescara 1936. Luca was born on June 21st, 1980 in Milan, Italy.


He was most active from 1962 to present. George was born on July 14th, 1941 in Măgurele. He breathed his last breath on April 5th, 2013.


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Popularity of Anania as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anania U.S.
  White 94.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anania

People with the last name Anania are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Anania

  • How Popular is the name Anania? Anania is the 58,307th most popular name of all time. As a last name Anania was the 33,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anania have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 25 babies born with the first name Anania in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anania? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Anania first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anania is Friday, March 26th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Anania born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anania was in 2017 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Anania: Your name in reverse order is Ainana. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nanaai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anania? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 677 people with the last name Anania.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anania? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Anania as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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