Each name has a special meaning and without a doubt we want to give you all the information you should know about it. When you choose a name, its origin, its meaning and even those characters who bear it and who have made history over time can be important. Please note that all names have a different etymology which may be of importance to you. Next we will explain the meaning of the name Ana.

Etymology of the name Ana:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Ana comes from the Hebrew word Jana , which is related to “benevolence” and “full of grace”, for which the Castilian variants have associated it with mercy and compassion. Due to its frequent appearances in the Old and New Testaments, it is considered a biblical name . The prophetess Ana is known, the mother of Mary the Virgin and grandmother of Jesus of Nazareth who suffered for his crucifixion. From there its name has been popularly common in different places, it is even a name used in geographical toponymic denominations and archaeologies, also used in religious architecture. Ana is the name of several characters of the nobility throughout history. Ana is the variant of the name in Spanish.


Aina in Galician and Aragonese, Anna in Catalan and Valencian, Ane in Basque, Hanna in German, Hannah or Annie in English, Annette or Ann in French, Anetta or Annina in Italian, Anna in Norwegian, Enn or Annushka in Russian, Anica in Bulgarian, Anica in Croatian, Anka in Serbian, Ankica in Macedonian, Jana or Channa in Hebrew, Anja in Swedish,Anya in Polish, Annika in Finnish, Anouk in Dutch, Antje in Frisian, Aneka in Danish, Annuska in Hungarian, Anus in Estonian, Anais in Occitan, Anick in Breton. Other frequent variants of the name are Anastasia, Anais or Ania. Its diminutive is usually Anita. The most common male variant is usually Ananias.

Famous people named Anna:

  • Anne Jacqueline Hathaway

    • American actress and singer : She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1982. She is a well-known movie star of the 21st century. She has been the only teenager admitted to the Barrow Group theater company. He studied drama at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. She has been the winner of the Oscar Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Emmy Awards, SAG Award, Film Critics Award, among others. He has been at the top of several People magazine listings and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • anna Kournikova

    • Russian tennis player and model : She was born in Moscow in 1981. She is known for being one of the best tennis players of the 21st century. She started practicing tennis at the age of 9 when she entered Nick Bollettieri’s tennis academy and at 14, in addition to competing, she had obtained high scores in the junior category, being among the best in the world ranking. She has been in the Top 10 of the WTA rankings, she reached the Wimbledon semifinals, among other sporting triumphs.
  • Ana Torroja Fungairiño

    • Spanish singer : she was born in Madrid in 1959, she is also the III Marchioness of Torroja. She is popularly known for having been the singer of the Mecano music group. He began his artistic career at an early age during his adolescence when he formed his band with whom he worked for more than 11 years until he decided to carry out his solo project. He has won the Ondas de la Música Award, a special jury mention, among many others.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Ana:

They are usually haughty, smiling, cheerful people who are willing to offer the best of themselves at all times. They tend to be very persevering , intuitive and there is no obstacle that can stop them. They tend to be very clear about their objectives, with marked tendencies, they are not easily dazzled. They generally have a low reaction capacity so nothing takes them by surprise. You can also be orderly, analytical, sequential thinking and seek to find logical causes.