[ 3 syll. a-ni-ka, an-ika ] The baby girl name Anika is pronounced as aa-NAY-Kaa- or AEN-iy-Kaa †. Anika is used chiefly in the English, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from African-Hausa and Hebrew origins. From African-Hausa roots, its meaning is sweetness of face - in this context, Anika can be used in the English language.
In addition, Anika is a diminutive form of Anna in the Dutch, German, and Scandinavian languages.
Anika is also a variant spelling of the name Annika (Russian, Dutch, Finnish, German, Scandinavian, and English).
Aunika (English variant spelling) is another form of Anika.
Anika is a somewhat popular baby name for girls. The name's popularity rose from the 1990s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2006, 0.031% of baby girls were given the name Anika. It ranked at #485 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.022% and its ranking #712, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Anna, out of all girl names in its group. In 2018, it was used 10 times more than Anika.
Baby names that sound like Anika include Aamena, Aaminah, Aanisah, Aanisha, Aeniesha, Ahana, Ahanah, Ahanna, Ahannah, Ahiemsa, Ahimsa, Aianna, Ainhoah, Amachey, Amachi, Amachie, Amachy, Amachye, Amaha, and Amaiah.
† Pronunciation for Anika: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"