Annika Name Origin
Annika is a feminine name that means “favor” or “grace”. It is the Swedish diminutive (pet) form of Anna. Because there is a substantial Swedish ethnic population in Finland, the name is also used there. Since its original use in thos countries, the name also became common in Germany, Finland and Estonia after 1969 from the character of that name in the Pippi Longstocking TV series and film.
The name “Annika” is equivalent to Anneke in Dutch, Annichen in Norwegian, or any number of other national or ethnic variations.
The root of Annika, namely Anna, is the Latinate form of HANNAH, which appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah.
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