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Gender: Female Meaning of Annika: "grace" Origin of Annika: Swedish diminutive of Anna Annika's Popularity in 2017: #706

The name Annika is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "grace". Annika is ranked #706 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Annika is a surprise hit of recent years, inspired by golfer Sorenstam; for Trekkies, it was also the name of a 'Star Trek:Voyager' character. Some people's first memory of it might be as Pippi Longstocking's friend. A nice namesake for an ancestral Ann.

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Famous People Named Annika

Annika Dries, American water polo player
Annika Sorenstam, Swedish golfer
Annika Beck, German tennis player
Annika Lurz, German Olympic swimmer
Annika Coffman, American teen chef ("Kids Baking Championship")
Annika Victoria, fashion design YouTuber
Annika Marks, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Annika

Annika Settergren, a character in the "Pippi Longstocking" books
Annika Giannini, character in The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson
Annika Hansen aka Seven of Nine, former Borg character on "Star Trek: Voyager"
Annika, princess character in Barbie's Magic of the Pegasus
Annika, character in movie "Laggies"
Annika Berglund, character from The dung-beetle flies at dusk, by Maria Gripe

Annikki, Anniki, Annike, Anouk, Anninka, Annicka, Annikka, Anneke, Anneka, Anekah, Annick, Aneka, Annica


anihope Says:


This is my name, and we pronounce it "Ah-nika", with the nickname Ani.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


I like Annika a lot but had a toxic friend named Aneka (pronounced the same) in middle school, and I can’t get over that association.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too.

indiefendi2 Says:


Anniken, a Norwegian variation should be added to the database. (no it is not pronounced like Anakin)

readerwriternamelover Says:


Annika Jade is beautiful and unique!

Kimberly Says:


My 13 yr old daughters name is Annika. Her nickname she goes by is Anni (ON nee), she also goes by AJ (Annika Jade). She also likes when her friends playfully call her Nik. It's such a beautiful name with so many variations, we absolutely love it. She doesn't like it when it's mispronounced which happens OFTEN. She also doesn't like that she knows of no one with the name but that's why we liked it so much. We get so many compliments.

abertawe Says:


I like this as ANN-ica not ON-ica

Ruby Byler Says:


OH MY GOODNESS!!! I think I just kind of fell in LOVE with this name! The first nickname I thought of was Ann, but then I saw someone said Kiki could be a nickname. Which I never would have thought of if I had not seen it, but that is a cute nickname too. But I would possibly stick with the nickname Ann because my moms name is actually Anna. I am not really one of those who really names there kids after important people in there life, believe me there's nothing wrong with that, but its just that nobody in my family on both sides really does that! But I do kind of like that idea of Ann & Anna!!! So ya Annika is offialy going to be put on a list!!! <3

smonick95 Says:


Annika is also a Hindu name (meaning: another name for the Goddess Durga) and with myself having grown up in another country (outside of my native India), I feel that this name would be a great fit for a future daughter!

EW314 Says:


Annika is a beautiful, bouncy, lively name. The "k" gives it some extra pizzazz which understated, classic Anne and Anna lack.

EW314 Says:


Kiki is a great idea! Love it!

roseofjune Says:


Annika is lovely; had I not already known a young Annika, this name would be near the top of my favorites list!

headintheclouds Says:


Annika's a lovely, elegant, and also spunky and lively name. The more O-sounding pronunciation of the name (like Awn-nika, versus the way Anne is typically pronounced), the spelling, the way it's a more alternative version of Anne/Anna, nicknames Anni/Nika/Nikki etc.- all drew me in, don't think you can go wrong with it!

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


I love this name! So fun and sweet. The K really does the trick! Kiki as a nickname, maybe or Ann, or just beautiful Annika!

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


I love this name! I would just be worried about pronunciation.

sullyvan Says:


Annika is the name of my great niece born January 31, 2015. A historic name too; her parents wanted the Irish as we all have Irish in us.