Anna

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891k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Anna

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"na
An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2� cents.

Etymology: Hindi ānā

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A former copper coin of Pakistan and India
Wiktionary

The Latinate and New Testament form of Ann, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious".

  1. A female given name.
  2. A prophetess in the New Testament.

Anna was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Gothic, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Anna

Anna Kendrick is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Anna was born on August 9th, 1985 in Portland, Maine, United States.

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Anna Faris is an actress and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Anna was given the name Anna Kay Faris on November 29th, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

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Her career lasted from 1958 to 1958. Tina was given the name Anna Mae Bullock on November 26th, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S. Tina is also known as Anna Mae Turner, Tina Turner Bach, Little Ann, and Ann.

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Anna Nicole Smith was a model, actress, and television personality. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 2007. Anna was given the name Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28th, 1967 in Houston, Texas, U.S. She died on February 8th, 2007.

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Anna Paquin is an actress. She was most prominent from 1993 to 1993. Anna was given the name Anna Helene Paquin on July 24th, 1982 in Winnipeg.

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Anne Bancroft was an actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2005. Anne was given the name Anna Maria Louisa Italiano on September 17th, 1931 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. She died on June 6th, 2005.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Anna

Antonio López de Santa Anna was an 8th President of Mexico. Antonio was born on February 21st, 1794 in Xalapa, Veracruz, Viceroyalty of New Spain. Antonio is also known as López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón and Antonio de Padua María Severino (Spanish). He left this life on June 21st, 1876.

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Anna was royalty. Her ongoing career started in 1730. Anna was born as the child of Ivan V of Russia and Praskovia Saltykova on February 7th, 1693 in Moscow. She died on October 28th, 1740.

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Anna was given the name Anna on September 11th, 1989 in Saint Petersburg.

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Maria Anna was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1649 to 1665. Maria was born as the child of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria Anna of Spain on December 24th, 1634 in Wiener Neustadt. She left this life on May 16th, 1696.

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Archduchess was born as the child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria Theresa on October 6th, 1738 in Vienna. She breathed her last breath on November 19th, 1789.

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Anna Chandy was a judge. She holds the title Hon. Justice. Anna was given the name Anna on May 4th, 1905 in Thiruvananthapuram. She left this life in 1996.

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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 15,150 15,119 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 14,540 14,498 42 #10 girl name
1920 14,613 14,580 33 #10 girl name
1921 14,505 14,477 28 #11 girl name
1922 13,446 13,405 41 #12 girl name
1923 12,902 12,864 38 #13 girl name
1924 13,111 13,079 32 #13 girl name
1925 12,283 12,249 34 #13 girl name
1926 11,746 11,698 48 #15 girl name
1927 11,264 11,215 49 #16 girl name
1928 10,625 10,574 51 #16 girl name
1929 9,793 9,751 42 #20 girl name
1930 9,131 9,079 52 #23 girl name
1931 8,463 8,430 33 #25 girl name
1932 7,957 7,919 38 #24 girl name
1933 7,098 7,073 25 #29 girl name
1934 6,704 6,679 25 #31 girl name
1935 6,192 6,162 30 #34 girl name
1936 5,762 5,725 37 #36 girl name
1937 5,467 5,449 18 #38 girl name
1938 5,162 5,140 22 #40 girl name
1939 4,949 4,931 18 #43 girl name
1940 4,742 4,717 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 3,649 3,634 15 #74 girl name
1945 3,619 3,607 12 #73 girl name
1946 4,012 3,998 14 #87 girl name
1947 4,255 4,240 15 #92 girl name
1948 4,053 4,038 15 #89 girl name
1949 3,912 3,897 15 #91 girl name
1950 3,826 3,817 9 #93 girl name
1951 3,882 3,868 14 #94 girl name
1952 3,728 3,713 15
1953 3,849 3,837 12 #98 girl name
1954 4,010 3,998 12
1955 4,108 4,093 15
1956 4,405 4,386 19
1957 4,456 4,445 11
1958 4,667 4,660 7
1959 4,895 4,875 20 #99 girl name
1960 4,669 4,655 14
1961 4,686 4,667 19 #100 girl name
1962 4,452 4,438 14 #100 girl name
1963 4,268 4,251 17
1964 4,308 4,287 21 #97 girl name
1965 3,934 3,921 13 #96 girl name
1966 3,689 3,673 16 #95 girl name
1967 3,734 3,721 13 #91 girl name
1968 3,572 3,562 10 #99 girl name
1969 3,727 3,715 12 #99 girl name
1970 3,817 3,796 21
1971 3,588 3,574 14
1972 3,460 3,447 13 #86 girl name
1973 3,508 3,496 12 #88 girl name
1974 3,625 3,613 12 #82 girl name
1975 3,584 3,570 14 #79 girl name
1976 3,598 3,583 15 #78 girl name
1977 3,870 3,851 19 #74 girl name
1978 4,182 4,168 14 #65 girl name
1979 4,695 4,666 29 #59 girl name
1980 5,057 5,034 23 #55 girl name
1981 5,215 5,191 24 #54 girl name
1982 5,293 5,270 23 #56 girl name
1983 5,233 5,218 15 #55 girl name
1984 5,327 5,305 22 #57 girl name
1985 5,901 5,882 19 #54 girl name
1986 5,933 5,905 28 #51 girl name
1987 6,189 6,165 24 #52 girl name
1988 6,467 6,439 28 #54 girl name
1989 6,953 6,895 58 #51 girl name
1990 7,321 7,288 33 #45 girl name
1991 7,132 7,118 14 #46 girl name
1992 6,852 6,846 6 #49 girl name
1993 6,816 6,808 8 #47 girl name
1994 7,541 7,523 18 #41 girl name
1995 8,578 8,564 14 #31 girl name
1996 8,574 8,565 9 #33 girl name
1997 8,337 8,337 0 #33 girl name
1998 8,391 8,378 13 #31 girl name
1999 9,109 9,098 11 #29 girl name
2000 10,597 10,588 9 #22 girl name
2001 10,583 10,574 9 #19 girl name
2002 10,397 10,385 12 #20 girl name
2003 9,456 9,443 13 #21 girl name
2004 9,560 9,514 46 #20 girl name
2005 9,120 9,101 19 #22 girl name
2006 8,606 8,601 5 #22 girl name
2007 7,899 7,888 11 #25 girl name
2008 7,276 7,265 11 #26 girl name
2009 6,810 6,800 10 #28 girl name
2010 6,336 6,326 10 #26 girl name
2011 5,665 5,658 7 #38 girl name
2012 5,620 5,615 5 #35 girl name
2013 5,385 5,378 7 #35 girl name
2014 5,679 5,679 0 #34 girl name
2015 5,131 5,125 6 #44 girl name
2016 4,780 4,775 5 #49 girl name
2017 4,528 4,520 8 #53 girl name

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Popularity of Anna as a first name

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Popularity of Anna as a last name

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Common last names for Anna

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  • Wilson
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  • Nelson
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  • Taylor
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  • White
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  • Murphy
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Common first names for Anna

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anna U.S.
  White 79.14% 64.26%
  African American 5.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anna

People with the last name Anna are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Anna

  • What name lists does Anna rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Anna? Anna is the 51st most popular name of all time. In 2017 Anna was the 53rd most popular name. As a last name Anna was the 24,838th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 891,245 babies born with the first name Anna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anna to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 2,616 new born babies.
  • When was Anna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anna is Friday, March 6th, 1835.
  • What year had the most people named Anna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anna was in 1918 with a total of 15,666 babies. That's a lot of babies named Anna!
  • Random Anna Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anna ranks 45th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 42 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Anna: Your name in reverse order is Anna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anna? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,002 people with the last name Anna.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anna? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Anna as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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