Anika

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Anika (Devanagari: अनिका) is a female given name of Sanskrit, German, Arabic, Swedish, Dutch, Hebrew, and Māori origin[1] and is also an alternate spelling of the name Annika or Anikha[2]

Meanings[edit]

The meaning of the name "Anika" is different in several languages, countries and cultures. It has more than one meaning available.

Sanskrit[edit]

Anika means graceful, brilliant or sweet-faced. It is derived from the Sanskrit word Aneek (अनीक), which literally means fearless, soldier, army or face.[3] Anika also refer to splendor, edge or point.[4] It is also one of the many names for Goddess Durga.[5]

Scandinavian[edit]

Gracious, Merciful. It is the Swedish pet form of the name Anna, similar to Anneke in the Netherlands.

African[edit]

In African regions it means "sweetness of face".[6]

Russian[edit]

With Russian origins meaning "grace," Annika is sweet and spunky, and a beautiful sibling of the name Ann.[7]

German[edit]

Anika is a German variant of Anna. Anna is most likely a variant of a Hebrew name Hannah, meaning "gracious" or "favored", because in the Bible she was a sincere and merciful woman. Ultimately the name lost its initial 'h'.

Hebrew[edit]

Grace; favor, unique.[8][9] It originates from the Hebrew name Hannah.

Latin[edit]

Grace; favor[8][9]

Arabic[edit]

In Arabic, Anika (Arabic writing : أنيقة) means unique. It is a variant of Aniqa (Arabic writing : انيقا) which means "neat, elegant, smart".[10]

Hawaiian[edit]

It is the Hawaiianization of Anita, which means graceful one.[11]

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anika - name information, name astrology, lucky number, color, stone, metal and more". www.indiachildnames.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  2. ^ "Anika - Nordic Names Wiki - Name Origin, Meaning and Statistics". www.nordicnames.de. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  3. ^ "Meaning of Aneek | Hindu Boy Name Aneek | Bachpan.com". www.bachpan.com. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  4. ^ 1819-1899., Monier-Williams, Monier, Sir (1956) [1899]. A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages;. Leumann, Ernst, 1859-1931., Cappeller, Carl, 1842-1925. (New ed., greatly enl. and improved ed.). Oxford: The Clarendon Press. ISBN 019864308X. OCLC 685239912.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ https://detechter.com/hindu-baby-names-with-meanings-named-after-maa-durga/
  6. ^ "25 Very Unique Baby Girl Names That Will Hit Big By 2020". Moms. 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  7. ^ "15 Beautiful Russian Baby Girl Names We Love". What to Expect. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  8. ^ a b "Anika - Meaning of Anika | Hindu Girl name Anika | Pitarau". www.pitarau.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  9. ^ a b "Name Anika - Meaning, origin etc. - Both, Boy Names, Girl Names - Baby Name Anika". The Name Meaning. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  10. ^ "انیقہ | Aniqa Name Meaning in Urdu, Arabic names for Girls". www.kidpaw.com. Retrieved 2020-11-25.
  11. ^ "Anika - Hawaiian Origin, Meaning, and Numerology of the Name Anika at AllTheBabyNames". www.allbabynames.com. Retrieved 2020-11-25.