Anna is a variation of the Hebrew name, Hannah and means grace. This name is beloved all over the world. It is currently the number 1 name used for girls in Austria, and the 2nd most popular choice for girls in Iceland. It presently ranks 5th in Norway and 8th
in the Netherlands.
This name is sweet, simple, and elegant. It was the name given to Kristen Bell's character in the movie, Frozen. Celebrities Anna Kendrick and Anna Faris bring a hilarious charm to this classic choice. Anna is currently ranked as the 52nd most popular name in the United States. Those who love the name Anna may also appreciate the similar-sounding Icelandic names Helga, Harpa or Maria.
“There's no one on the island telling them they're not good enough, so they just go ahead and sing and paint and write.” -Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World