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Ana is a sweet and simple baby name for girls. It dates back to ancient Biblical traditions, coming from the old Greek Channah. In modern times, Ana is a top 300 option for girls at rank 245.

Meaning of the name Ana:

Spanish: grace, favor
English: grace, favor
Portuguese: grace, favor
Slovenian: grace, favor

Origin of the name Ana:

Ana originated as a spelling variation of the baby name Anna. Anna is a take on Hannah, originally Channah in Greece. Hannah became popular with the spread of the Christian church among English-speaking nations. Anna became a latter form, especially with there being a Biblical character with the title. Many spelling variations followed after the Middle Ages.

Symbolism of the name Ana:

The baby name Ana has the same meanings as Anna and Hannah. Hannah comes from the ancient Hebrew and Greek title Channah. Channah comes from the word “chanan,” meaning “grace” or “favor.”

Style of the name Ana:

Classical

Gender of the name Ana:

Ana is a simple name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Ana:

A-na, AN-uh, AN-na

Number of syllables in the name Ana:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Ana:

Ana feels youthful and noble. It is a simple and wholesome baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Ana:

  • Anna 
  • Annah
  • Anah
  • Aunna
  • Auna
  • Aunnah
  • Aunah

Nicknames for the name Ana:

Popularity of the name Ana:

Ana has a consistent spot on the top 1,000 list in America. It was a top 200 option from 1984 to 2010, ranking highest in 1991 at number 119. As of 2020, Ana is still a top 300 option. It is number 245 for girls.

Related names for the name Ana:

Great middle names for Ana and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ana:

  • Ana Martinez (opera singer)
  • Ana Golja (actress, “Full Out”)
  • Ana Brnabic (former prime minister of Serbia)
  • Ana Lynch (lead singer of Scissor Sisters band)
  • Ana Johnsson (singer, songwriter)
  • Ana Moura (fado singer)
  • Ana Ivanovic (tennis player)
  • Ana Ortiz (actress, “Ugly Betty”)

Anas in popular culture:

  • Ana Hamilton (character from “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Ana Garcia (character from “Real Women Have Curves”)
  • Ana Kravinoff (character from “Spider-Man” comics)
  • Ana Cortez (character from “Lost”)
  • Ana Gutierrez (character from “The Fosters”)
  • Ana Amari (character from “Overwatch” video game)
  • Ana (character from “Ana's Song” song)
  • Ana (character from “Ana Ng” song)