Anna – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?



The name Anna is a Greek form of the Hebrew name Hannah, which possibly means 'grace' or 'beauty'. The meaning of the name is disputed, though.


Anna has been a popular name for the last 30 years – especially in the 2000s, where more than 600 little girls received this name each year for several years. 

Well-known bearers of the name

Anna was according to Christian lore the mother of the Virgin Mary. In addition, many European princesses, queens and empresses have borne this name. Among living persons with this name is the Danish singer Anna David, who was born in 1984.