Ana - Meaning of Ana
[ 2 syll. a-na, an-a ] The baby girl name Ana is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced in Spanish as AA-Naa †. Ana is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English, Georgian, Indian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slavic, Spanish, and Hawaiian.
In addition, Ana is a spelling variant (English, Georgian, Hawaiian, Indian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slavic, and Spanish) of Anna.
Other forms of the name include the Slavic and Spanish diminutive Anica, the English, Finnish, Indian, Italian, and Spanish diminutive Anita, and the German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Slavic diminutive Anka.
Ana is popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1910s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1991 with 0.130% of baby girls being named Ana. It had a ranking of #119 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #215 with a usage of 0.078%, but it was nevertheless the 2nd most popular after Anna, among all girl names in its family. The name was thrice as popular as Ana in 2018. Ana has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Ana: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Ana:
Model Ana Beatriz Barros, born 29 May 1982, Itabira, Brazil.
Model Ana Hickmann, Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil.
Model Ana Claudia Michels, born 31 July 1981, Santa Catarina, Brazil.