Anna has emerged as the Golden Girl of the “Ann” family. While the more old-fashioned Anne, Ann, and Annie have slipped in popularity, Anna remains widely used. From Italian to Russian (as in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina) to Swedish, and even Native American, Anna is a name that’s crossed many cultural boundaries and would make a lovely name for any baby girl.


  • czech:
  • native american: Mother (Algonquin)
  • russian:
  • swedish:


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Tennis player Anna Kournikova, Actress Anna Faris, Actress Anna Kendrick, Actress Anna Paquin, Editor Anna Wintour

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Bob Dylan, Daughter of Peter Gabriel, Daughter of Kirk Cameron, Daughter of Tom Petty, Daughter of Kirk Cameron,