Annika - Meaning of Annika
[ 3 syll. an-ni-ka, ann-ika ] The baby girl name Annika is pronounced in Dutch as AAN-Niy-Kaa †. Annika has its origins in the Hebrew language, and it is used largely in Russian, Dutch, Finnish, German, Scandinavian, and English. The name was first adopted by English speakers in the mid-20th century. In recent times, it has been made known by the golfer Annika Sorenstam (1970-).
Annika is a variation (Russian) of Ann (English and Greek).
Annika is also a diminutive form (Dutch, Finnish, German, and Scandinavian) of Anna.
Annika has 18 variations. Variations include Aneka, Anekah, Aneke, Anneka (used in German and Scandinavian too), Anneke, Annicka, Annike, Anniki, Annikka, Annikki, Anninka, Annushka, Anouska, and Anuska. Other English variants include the shortening Ann, and the diminutive form Annie. The shortening Annick (Breton), and the spelling variants Anika (Dutch, German, and Scandinavian) and Annica (Dutch, German, and Scandinavian) are foreign forms.
The origin and meaning of Annika is inherited by all variant forms.
Annika is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity grew from the 1990s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 2003 with 0.054% of baby girls being named Annika. It ranked at #284 then. The baby name has since experienced a drop in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #723 with a usage of 0.021%. Among the group of girl names directly related to Annika, Anna was the most commonly used. It was used 11 times more than Annika in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Annika include Aamena, Aaminah, Aanisah, Aanisha, Aeniesha, Ahana, Ahanah, Ahanna, Ahannah, Ahiemsa, Ahimsa, Aianna, Ainhoah, Amachey, Amachi, Amachie, Amachy, Amachye, Amaha, and Amaiah.
† Pronunciation for Annika: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
A famous person named Annika is Annika Sorenstam, Golfer, born 9 October 1970, Stockholm, Sweden.