Gender: Female Meaning of Ana: "grace" Origin of Ana: Spanish variation of Hannah Ana's Popularity in 2019: #224

Ana Origin and Meaning

The name Ana is a girl's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "grace".

Pared-down form loses none of the name's grace or power. Ana is one of the most popular Spanish names for girls in the US.

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Rank in US: #224

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Pop Culture References for the name Ana

Anna, Anaia, Anai, Anita


LaulenaG Says:


Do NOT name your child Ana! It's the nickname for anorexia or the personification of anorexia. It's a more common association than you would think. Anna is a much better option for this reason.

thepianothatwaited Says:


Ana's my name, and mispronunciation is my game
Seriously, I'd say it's a solid 7/10 chance that someone will get my name wrong.
I've been called "Hana", "Amana", "Anya", and most frequently... the dreaded "Anna". I don't bother correcting people anymore and will respond to all of them. My mom warned my dad about this... But he didn't listen.

I am grateful though. My mom wanted to name me "Isabella" *shudders*

To me, "Ana" is pronounced "ON-uh"
"Anna" is pronounced "AN-uh" I mean, really, it's just "Anne" with an A at the end.
It's not THAT hard, is it...?

angelinac Says:


It seems like a nickname to me too... Audriana, Giovanna/Jovana, Juliana, Luciana, and Taliana are all on my list

priviledgedpistachios Says:


one of my favorite names! Maybe as a nickname tho. Any suggestions?

kitchi1 Says:


I agree with you - it is a name, and not a disease. But that disease was given the nickname. I do like the name Ana and don't associate it with anorexia anymore, just with my lovely dog. I have past experience with anorexia so I really didn't want any associations with it at all. Why not name her something more suitable for a dog? Well, as stated, I did not name her - her previous owners did. And, how is Ana not suitable for a would Peanut be more suitable?

ThistleThorn Says:


I think that is is pronounced like awna and anna is pronounced like well, anna.

Ana Says:


Ana is a name, not a disease. Why not name your dog peanut or something more suitable for a dog?

Myosotis Says:


Me too. I love this and Anne.

kitchi1 Says:


My new puppy's name is Ana. Her owners before me named her after Ana off of Frozen. Honestly wish they used Elsa, not Ana, though. I call her Ani (aw-nee). Trying to find something for it to be short for, such as Anastasia. What I don't like is that Ana is a nickname for Anorexia. That does seem to fit my dog, though, since I'm having a really hard time getting her to eat.

raevynstar Says:


I like this pronounced AH-na; the only name pronounced ANN-a is, well, Anna!