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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, Biblical prophetess
Anna Ioannovna, Empress of Russia
Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania
Anna of Denmark, Electress of Saxony and Margravine of Meissen
Anna of Poland, Countess consort of Celje, Slovenia
Anna Yuryevna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
Anna Wintour, English-born editor of Vogue magazine
Anna Nicole Smith, American model/actress (born Vickie Lynn Hogan)
Anna Trebunskaya, Russian-American ballroom dancer
Anna Helene Paquin, New Zealand actress
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress/singer
Anna Journey, American poet
Anna Robinson Gilligan, American TV journalist
Anna Mae Bullock, birth name American singer Tina Turner
Anna Kendrick, American actress
Anna Graceman, American singer-songwriter
Anna Lee (born Joan Boniface Winnifrith), English actress
Anna Louise Friel, English actress
Anna Katherine Popplewell, English actress
Anna May Wong (born Wong Liu Tsong), American actress
AnnaSophia Robb, American actress
Anna Magnani, Italian actress
Anna Anderson (born Franziska Schanzkowska), Polish imposter of Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia
Anna Christine Nalick, American singer-songwriter
Anna Kay Faris, American actress (pronounced Ah-na)
Danuta "Anna" Anka, Swedish-American model
Anna Charmichael Torv, Australian actress
Anna McPartlin, Irish novelist
Anna Chlumsky, American actress
Anna Silk, Canadian actress
Anna Ragsdale Camp, American actress
Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova, Russian-American tennis player
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, American scholar and author
Anna Jantar (born Anna Maria Szmeterling), Polish singer
Anna R. Slotky, American actress
Anna Loginova, Russian model and bodyguard
Anna Vladimirovna Litvinova, Russian model
Anna Warren Benson, American model, ex-wife of baseball player Kris Benson
Anna Michaela Ebba Electra Von Hausswolff, Swedish singer-songwriter
Anna Vissi, Cypriot music artist
Anna Gunn, American actress
Jiordan Anna Tolli, Australian actress and singer
Anna Sewell, English children's novelist
Anna Passey, English actress
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and author
Anna Hedh, Swedish MEP

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"
Andromeda "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
Anna (Go to Him)- song by The Beatles
Anna Krasinska Kepler, character from Night trains, by Barbara Wood
"Anna", song by Taken by Trees
"Anna Begins", song by Counting Crows
"Anna Lee (Sweetheart of the sun)", song by Bangles
"Anna Molly", song by Incubus

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

Anna's International Variations

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