Gender: Female Pronunciation: a-NEE-ka; ANN-ih-ka Meaning of Anika: "sweetness of face" Origin of Anika: Nordic diminutive of Anne or African, Hausa Anika's Popularity in 2019: #691

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".

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Rank in US: #691

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fromtheocean12 Says:


It's also an Indian name!

Carolinekalmes Says:


I've heard this "ON-ick-a" which would be my preferred pronunciation.

SydneyIsGroot Says:


This is my older sister's name and I love it. I feel like names meaning beautiful are always so pretty. The two different pronunciations is nice too.

LostKid Says:


I love this name, it was my grandmother's, although it was pronounced ON-ick-ah

Skittlewiddles Says:


That is how aunt pronounces her daughter's name. I think it is a very pretty name. :)

kpearl8 Says:


Probably because her name is a version of Annika, which has a different origin from this name.

ThistleThorn Says:


I know a girl who pronounces this like "AHN-ICK-AH"

unicornluvgirl Says:


So pretty :)

Poppy Says:


I have a friend named Anika. It is a nice name, but the "k" sounds a bit harsh.