a-NEE-ka; ANN-ih-ka
Nordic diminutive of Anne or African, Hausa
"sweetness of face"

Anika Origin and Meaning

The name Anika is a girl's name of African, Nordic origin meaning "sweetness of face".

Anike is an attractive name with ties to several cultures, both African and Scandinavian. The African pronunciation emphasizes the second syllable while the Nordic one emphasizes the first. While there will be inevitable confusion over pronunciation, either form is "correct".

# 928 in the US

Anika Rank in US Top 1000

# 1054 on Nameberry

Anika Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Anika Popularity

Famous People Named Anika

  • Anika Noni RoseAmerican singer and actress
  • Anika LarsenAmerican actress and singer
  • Anika ParisAmerican singer
  • Anika Rose MoaNew Zealand singer
  • Anika Kabir ShokhBangladeshi actress and dancer
  • Anika (born Annika Henderson)British,German singer
  • Anika Poitierdaughter of actors Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus
  • Anika Nováčekdaughter of tennis player Karel Nováček