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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Anima

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  1. (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious

Borrowing from Latin anima (“a current of air, wind, air, breath, the vital principle, life, soul”), sometimes equivalent to animus (“mind”), both from Proto-Indo-European *ane- (“to breathe, blow”); see animus. Cognate with Ancient Greek άνεμος (ánemos, “wind”), Old English anda (“anger, envy, zeal”). More at onde.

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The soul or inner self of a person, especially the irrational part of a person as contrasted with the rational animus. [from 10th c.]
  2. (Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) of a person that is in touch with the unconscious as opposed to the persona. [from 20th c.]
  3. (Jungian psychology) The unconscious feminine aspect of a person. [from 20th c.]

anima was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Esperanto, French, Interlingua, Italian, Latin, Old French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Anima

They hold the title Lonely Soul.


Anima is a comics character.


Kanika Banerjee was a singing and vocalist. She was most active from 1943 to 2000. Kanika was given the name Anima Mukherjee on October 12th, 1924 in Sonamukhi. Kanika is also known as Mohar. She breathed her last breath on April 5th, 2000.


Anima was born in Ghana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Anima

Anima is a comics character.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1079 to 1110.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anima U.S.
  White 3.59% 64.26%
  African American 7.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 73.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anima

People with the last name Anima are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Anima

  • How Popular is the name Anima? As a last name Anima was the 106,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Anima first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Anima is Tuesday, March 13th, 1923.
  • How unique is the name Anima? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Anima. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Anima: Your name in reverse order is Amina. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Minaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anima? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 167 people with the last name Anima.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anima? Anima is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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