Anika Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Anika:
A pet form of Anna, which is derived from the Hebrew Hannah (gracious, full of grace), which is from hannāh, chaanach (grace, gracious, mercy).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Anika
My daughters name is Anika! Pronounced A-ni-ka! I love it! She loves it! But we had never heard of before! We honestly thought we made it up! To us she is named after Anikan Skywalker from Star Wars... We are not sci-fi nerds we just always liked that name and had to find a way to make it feminine. I did not like it at first but my husband really did! It has grown on me...and now I hate the name I had picked before!
- Personal experiences with the name Anika
My grandmother's name was Anna and was sometimes called Anika, but pronounced ah-NEE-ka, not AH-nika.
I met a very Swedish-American girl named Anika, and the name fit her perfectly.
I have a family friend named Anika. Her parents are from India and her name is pronounced ah-NEE-ka also.
My name is Anika! My family is Indian, and we live in America. I pronounce it ah-NEE-ka, and know 3 others who pronounce it the same, and one other who pronounces her name AH-nika.
My best friends name is Anika and she loves her name.
My sister's name is Anika. Really unique but not hard to spell or say. Really balanced!
- Nicknames for Anika
Ani, Annie, Niko, Anouk (French), Nika, Ni, Nini, Anatantran, Nikki
- Meanings and history of the name Anika
The Swedish variation of Anne.
Anika is also an Indian name, from Sanskrit, a name of the goddess Durga.
- Famous real-life people named Anika
Anika Noni Rose is an American actress in Dreamgirls and the Frog Princess.
- Anika in song, story & screen
In the Pippi Longstocking stories, the children next door - Tommy and Anika - are Pippi's best friends.