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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Anika

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Anika in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Anika:

  • Records indicate that 9,526 girls in the United States have been named Anika since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2006, when 634 people in the U.S. were given the name Anika. Those people are now 15 years old.

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      13 Positive Comments

  • "I love my name but most people pronounce it ?A-ne-ka? with the a like A for Ant but it?s supposed to be pronounced ?u-ne-ka? not ?you-ne-ka? but ?U? for ?under?" Feb. 17, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anika and I'm indian. My name is pronounced A-nee-ka, but I'm also a bengali and in bengali it is pronounced O-ni-ka" Jun. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is ?nika with the accent in the A therefore you sair like ah-nee-kuh (the emphasis is in the A peeps) or like aaanika instead of aniiika. Yeah? Yeah.😊 I love my name, I use to be the only one with that name but a new girl came into my school and now it's not that unique but I still love it. By the way just so that you know ?nika, Anika, Annika or Anica I don't know, it all means Grace. Yepp our name means grace" Feb. 18, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's always pronounced wrong. The correct way for me, as I person of indian origin is aneeka. But I've been called everything from Ahnika to Ahnhika, to Ohnika." Dec. 12, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name ! It?s supposed to be pronounced (On-ick-uh) but everyone calls me (ann-ick-uh) ! I always get called (aneeka) I LOVE my name but at Starbucks I?m Anne" Feb. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh my god, people never say it right. It's just Anika, not Aneeka or ahnika 😬😬 but I love it anyways" Dec. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anika too. MANY MANY people pronounce it wrong. For example every time I go to the doctor or the dentist the always pronounce is like Ana-kuh but it is actually supposed to be pronounce like Anna-kuh. I have NEVERRR MET SOMEONE NAMED ANIKA!! I love my name because it is unique other than an ordinary name like Kaylee, Zoey, Tiffany, or Gracie. (No hate to those names, they are beautiful too!!)" Oct. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY NAME IS ANIKA I LOVE MY NAME I PRONOUNCE IT ANEEKAH People call me Annika all the time and i dont mind it because i wouldnt like having an overused name like Kaylee,Maya, Bailey, or Katie" Jun. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Anika with a short a sound (apple) so we could nickname her Ani (Annie) after her great-grandmother. What I did NOT expect were all the people asking if I named her after Anakin Skywalker. Because apparently they think I want my kid to turn out like Darth Vader? Lots of mispronunciations, but I still think it is beautiful, and I get lots of comments on it." Aug. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anika from a Swedish background and I live in America. My name is pronounced Ah-nih-kah ('nih' as in 'win'), but it is almost always pronounced by others as Ah-nee-kah ('nee' as in 'we'), A-nih-kah ('a' as in 'ant'), or a combination of both: A-nee-kah. I'm often called Monica, Hanukkah, or Anikin. I don't correct people anymore." Mar. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name as well. It was horrible in grade school, no one ever said it right. I even pronounce it wrong to americans- like monica without an "m". But really the stress is on the 2nd syllable, with a sharp ee. My nickname is Ani, too, and I like it. Anikalein if you are my parent." Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was the name of the ghost that haunted the theatre I used to work in. I loved ths ghastly name from the moment I first heard it." Nov. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "though i spell my name anika, its pronounced aneeka, as this gives it an arabic meaning of graceful lady, and though im not vain, i love my name. i believe it gives me a lot of confidence and its a very complimentary name." Apr. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Anika and everyone no matter who it is always pronounces my name as On-Ika or Ahnika, it?s such a beautiful, unique, and lovely name to have. It defines who you are and make you feel good inside. No at my school or that I know of has the same name as me. Many people have the name Annika but people need to understand that Anika is way different from Annika or Anika etc." Jun. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think my name being Anika is a pretty name ecsept people get my name but only my family say it right" Aug. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anika too. EVERYONE pronounces it wrong. It's sounds like Monica, but without the M. It's hard talking to people on the phone because they can never get it right. I've never met anyone else with the name Anika and before looking up my name, I had no idea there were so many other people with the same name. I hope one day I can meet one of them lol." Sep. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I'm 18. It's annoying because teachers and doctors always pronounce this wrong. Always Annika, or AHnika. I go by nikki." Dec. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Anika too!! LOL *High five* I've always been called both Anika and Aneeka its kinda annoying when people ask how your name is pronounced.I love my name it's unique but now i know a lot more people called Anika! It's just got a lot of meanings and i never knew it was popular is so many countries." Nov. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Anika is my middle name from my Slovak background. I love it but EVERYONE pronounces it wrong. It is pronounced more like AN-NICH-KA. I can't really blame them though who would every think to pronounce it that way in Canada?" Apr. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Annika thats with 2 N's! I'm from Germany but I speak fluent english anyway. Except for the hard words anyway but who needs those when your german! So anyway my name is Annika and proud, though french names are so much cooler. Like Aimee and Abril." Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well, it's my name and i kinda live with it.I was named after Pippi Longstocking's best friend and the names is pretty common here in Germany.In the US i got a lot of compliments for it though hardly anyone pronounced it right...almost everyone said "Ani" instead (which I hate ;o)" Feb. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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