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Updated March 28, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew: Favored
  • Spanish: Grace 

What Does Ana Mean and Stand For? 

The name Ana is the Spanish spelling of Anna, which comes from the Hebrew name Hanna and means "favored." 


Syllables: 2

Boy name variations


How Popular Is The Name Ana

What Does the Name Ana Mean? 

Ana is primarily a girls' name of Spanish origin, meaning "favored." It is a Spanish variation of the name Anna, which comes from the Hebrew Hanna, or "favored." Ana may also come from the Latin word for "grace." 

How Popular is the Name Ana? 

Ana is the #235 most popular name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has remained relatively popular since the year 2000, reaching a peak of #129 in 2003. 

The more common spelling Anna currently ranks #84. 

However, Ana ranks #4 on 

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ana was at its peak popularity in March 2020. 

Popularity of the Name Ana in the United States

Ana was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • New Mexico
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • Florida 

Famous People Named Ana and Ana in Pop Culture 

Famous Ana's include James Bond: No Time to Die star Ana de Armas, actress Ana Golja, and Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic. 

Ana is a popular character name in entertainment, featuring in the TV shows The Young and the Restless and Lost, the Spiderman Comics, and the video game Overwatch

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