Annika Meaning and Origin

This exotic version of “Anne” adds something a little special and is a title that has become quite popular. The name Annika is a girl’s name meaning “grace and favor and is of Swedish origin. Annika is a feminine given name that has Scandinavian and German roots. It is a variation of the name Anna, which means “gracious” or “full of grace” in Hebrew. Annika is a popular name in Nordic countries, particularly Sweden, where it is a common name for girls. The name Annika first appeared in Sweden in the late 19th century and gained popularity in the 20th century. It is often used as a diminutive form of Anna, but it has also become a name in its own right. The name is sometimes spelled with one “n” as “Anika,” particularly in Germany and the United States. Famous people with the name Annika include the Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam, the German actress Annika Kuhl, and the Finnish author Annika Luther.

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