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.