Everything you need to know about the origin and meaing of of the name Annika.

Annika Name Origin

Annika is a feminine name that means favor or grace. It is the Dutch, Swedish, and Finnish pet form of Anna, and is also spelled Anneke in Norwegian. Anna is the Latinate form of HANNAH which appears briefly in the New Testament belonging to a prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah.

It was also borne by an 18th-century empress of Russia and by the main character in Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’, a woman forced to choose between her son and her lover.

Famous People Named Annika

Annika Reeder – retired British gymnast

Annika Sörenstam – retired Swedish professional golfer and and the first female golfer recipient of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Annika Bryn – Swedish author and freelance journalist

Annika Hansen – better known as Seven of Nine, she’s a fictional character in Star Trek

Annika Ljungberg – singer for Rednex

Annika Mombauer – German historian working in Britain.

In 2019, Annika was the #802 baby name.