Ana - girls name

Ana name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Ana name meaning:

The name Ana, more commonly associated with girls, does carry unique significance when used for boys, albeit it's relatively rare in such context. Traditionally, Ana is a variation of the name Anna, deriving from the Hebrew name Hannah, meaning "grace" or "favor." When applied to boys, the name Ana can signify gracefulness or graciousness, embodying qualities of gentleness, compassion, and kindness, which are universal and not confined to gender.

In cultures where Ana is used as a boy's name, it may reflect a breaking from traditional gender names, showcasing a modern embrace of fluidity in gender roles and identities. Parents choosing the name Ana for a boy might be inspired by its classic roots and the beautiful simplicity of its meaning, wishing to imbue their son with the timeless virtues of grace and favor. This choice could also reflect a desire to encourage a son who grows up respecting and embodying qualities typically associated with the name, such as empathy, understanding, and an open heart.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Anna. Gracious.

Related names

Anna , Ana , Analee, Analeigh, Analena, Anarosa, Anita , Ann , Annabella , Annabla, Annalisa, Annawan, Anneliese , Annissa, Nan, Nancy

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 412 out of 5581

108 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Ana

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