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Gender: F Meaning of Anna: "grace" Origin of Anna: Variation of Hannah, Hebrew Anna's Popularity in 2013: #35

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Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style than the oversimplified Ann, used for generations throughout Europe, from Russia to Italy, Spain to Romania--it is still Number 2 in Hungary and Austria, Number 4 in the Netherlands and Number 8 in Norway.

. Classic and simple, Anna would be an excellent choice for parents in search of a name that will bridge two different cultures, say Jewish and Italian.

In literature, Anna is associated with Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. The name was given some fresh life when it was used for the adorable younger sister voiced by Kristen Bell in the animated film Frozen. Three current bearers are actresses Anna Kendrick, Anna Friel and Anna Paquin.

Anya takes it more into the territory of the exotic.

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Famous People Named Anna

Anna, the prophetess mentioned in the Bible in the book of Luke
Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue
Anna Nicole Smith, late American model/actress (b. Vickie Lynn Hogan)
Anna Trebunskaya, ballroom dancer
Anna Paquin, New Zealand actress
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress/singer
Anna Journey, poet
Anna Gilligan, reporter
Anna Mae Bullock, American singer (known as Tina Turner)
Anna Kendrick, American actress
Anna Graceman, American singer
Anna Lee, English actress
Anna Friel, English actress
Anna Popplewell, English actress
Anna May Wong, actress
Anna Magnani, actress
Anna Nalick, singer-songwriter
Anna Faris, American actress
Danuta "Anna" Anka (nee Kołodziejska), Swedish-American model
Anna Torv, Australian actress
Anna McPartlin, Irish author
Anna Chlumsky, American actress
Anna Silk, Canadian actress
Anna Camp, American Actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian-American tennis player
Anna J. Cooper, author
Anna Jantar, Polish singer
Anna Slotky, American actress
Anna Loginova, Russian model
Anna Vladimirovna Litvinova, Russian model
Anna Benson, American model
Anna Von Hausswolff, Swedish singer
Anna Vissi, Cypriot music artist
Anna Gunn, American actress
Anna James, London-based artist
Jiordan Anna Tolli, Australian actress
Anna Sewell, famous author of her only book "Black Beauty", a classic

Pop Culture References for the Name Anna

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Anna May Bates (nee Smith), character in the TV series Downton Abbey
Anna Whitt, character in Wendy Higgins's novel "Sweet Evil"
Anna Oliphant, "Anna & the French Kiss" character (Stephanie Perkins)
Anna Sun, famous song by "Walk the Moon"
Annabel "Anna" Coleman, "Freaky Friday" character
Anna, character in fictional book mentioned in "The Fault In Our Stars"
Anna Bloom, character in book "Get Well Soon"
Anna Fitzgerald, character in book "My Sister's Keeper"
Anna McDoogles, from the movie "The Invention of Lying"
Princess Anna, from the Disney movie "Frozen" (pronounced AH-nuh)
Annabelle "Anna", Vampire Diaries character
Anna Covey, the protagonist character of the "Declaration" book series by Gemma Malley
Can be short for Annabelle, Annabeth, Anneliese, Anika, Anita, et cetera

Ahnna, Anah, Anica, Anita, Annah, Annina, Annora, Anona, Anyu, Aska

Anna's International Variations

Ane (Danish) Áine (Irish Gaelic) Ana (Portuguese) Anya, Ania (Russian)