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In Croatian, another name used for Ana is Ankica.
ankica  5/22/2005
In Romania, Ana's day is on 9th September.
anama  6/7/2005
I am half Fijian and that is where my name (ANA!) comes from There are lots of Ana's there with the same spelling but I have no idea what the Fijian meaning is or if there even is one!
fijigirl1  11/7/2005
Ana Castillo is the famous Chicana author of So Far From God and Massacre of the Dreamers.
ars musica  11/30/2005
This is my name, and despite the fact that nobody can spell or pronounce it, I really love it. So, just so you all know: It's Ah-nuh. Not Anna, not Ona, ANA!
notabarbiedol  12/15/2005
This is a really nice name. My friend is named Ana, and although nobody calls her that (she's Anna to lots of people) I think it's really nice.
lunalovegood  1/14/2006
This can also be a pet form of the name: 'Anastasia'.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2006
Ana is a very common name in Portugal. Ana Raquel (mine), Ana Sofia, Ana Teresa, Ana Maria, Ana Paula, Ana Margarida, Ana Rita, Ana Filipa...the combinations are so many and so beautiful. When I was on 12th grade there was 62 Ana's in my year. Now, in college, there are probably more than 200 on their first year.
Mary-Rach  3/2/2006
I really like this name, it's so awesome. It fits any age. 2 words: simply awesome.
amber monkey  4/13/2006
My name is Aana (pronounced ahh-nah) and it can also be spelled Arna.
Aana  5/30/2006
Actress Ana Layevska bears this name.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
I would disadvise you to name your child Ana. Due to the fact many anorexics refer to themselves as "ana".
― Anonymous User  7/22/2006
Ana Carolina Reston was a gorgeous Brazilian model who died of anorexia at the age of 21.
audreyhubley  11/18/2006
I think Ana is a little bit prettier than Anna. But both are nice names.
jmd27  12/11/2006
This spelling is A WHOLE LOT BETTER than Anna! Ana Maria sounds very well!
Taydbug112  12/14/2006
It can also be pronounced AN-a as in Anna - that's the way my friend pronounces it.
gym4god  2/4/2007
I think Anna and Ana are both real nice, and Ana Christine sounds cool.
7up  3/2/2007
Personally I prefer Ana (AH-nuh) over Anna. But don't get the impression that I think Anna's a bad name.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2007
Could be a nickname for Anastasia.
spaz123  6/24/2007
Ana is beautiful but the name and all its variations (Anna, Anne, Hannah) are all really overused.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
And well, lately the name has been asociated with 'anorexia'. You know, pro-Ana websites. The same thing happens with 'Mia' (bulimia).
― Anonymous User  8/27/2007
One famous bearer is actress Ana-Margarita Grauer, born in Mexico ("The Collector", "Intelligence", etc).
Maggie_Simpson  11/1/2007
The name of Ana Matronic, born Ana Lynch from Scissor Sisters. One of the lead vocalists, alongside Jake Shears, is never out of dresses onstage. Used to own a dragbar, where she did many drag acts. One of Ana Matronic's most memorable songs was perhaps Kiss You Off by the Scissor Sisters. Now living in New York with her boyfriend, Seth Kirby.
name_obsession  12/2/2007
This is my name, and I pronounce it AH-nah. Lots of people call me Anna, though. I just kind of stopped caring how they pronounced it after a while. My friends still get mad about it, though.
Fencer  12/10/2007
One of my cousins named their daughter this and they pronounce it "On-na". My brother named his daughter this fourteen years ago and they pronounce her "Anna". I like pronouncing it "Anna" better, because honestly, who's going to take the time to think, "Hey, maybe it's not "Anna", maybe it's "On-na""? So they say "Anna" so it saves her a lot of explaining.
Patricia Underwood  1/2/2008
I really like this name. My second daughter's name will be Ana. I imagine Ana as a Hispanic girl with black hair, dark eyes and medium skin. This is such a beautiful name.
deatheater1408  1/9/2008
I really don't like the name Ana, Anna is much prettier and elegant looking in my opinion, while Ana looks like someone can't spell Anna and sounds like someone can't pronounce Anna. It would probably be a good name in a country where Ana is more common than Anna though.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2008
I'd pronounce this "Ah-na" This sounds prettier to me.
deatheater1408  3/8/2008
Spanish actress Ana Torrent bears this name. Coincidentally her name was also Ana in 1973's "El Espíritu de la colmena", her debut film and one of her most praised roles to date. She was only five years old when the film was made.
tu_es_faux  3/8/2008
I wonder if this name could be a short form of Anastasia. Hmmm.
Jesus_Freak  5/27/2008
I know an amazing girl named Anastasia who goes by Ana. It's a beautiful name, and I like it better then Anna. Ana just seems more elegant.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2008
Spanish vocalist Ana Torroja is a famous bearer. She used to be the lead singer of the trio Mecano, probably the most successful pop band ever in Spain.
xelaxa  7/19/2008
I know someone who's name is Ana, and she said it's the simplest, most boring name ever. It is very simple, but it's still very nice sounding.
Genevieve_M  4/5/2009
I love the name Ana as pronounced Ah-na. I dislike the name Anna, as pronounced Anne-uh. I would love to name my daughter Ana, but I don't want her to have to correct those who call her Anna her whole life. Ahnah is a cool alternative.
owensval  6/15/2009
In Portuguese Ana is so commonly used as the first part of double name that most Ana's go by their second names on a regular basis. For example, a 'Ana Carolina' would normally be called just 'Carolina'.
SugarPlumFairy  9/13/2009
Means 'I am' in Arabic.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2009
There is a girl on EarthBound Zero who joins your party, and her name is Ana.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2010
Ana means 'I am' in Arabic.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2010
How has no one said this? Ana Ng is one of the most famous songs by They Might Be Giants, AKA the guys who sang Particle Man, Why Does The Sun Shine/The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas, and Istanbul (Not Constantinople).
izzilla  8/8/2010
In Georgian, Ana is written as: ანა.
Lucille  9/7/2010
I like it as a nickname for names like Anabella, Anita... or in combinations (Ana Lucia, Ana Lena...) It's boring when it stands alone.
enchy  9/27/2010
I prefer Anna, even though it's very common. The double Ns make it sound fuller.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2010
My name is Ana, and personally I love my name. Ana Elizabeth. It's true most people mispronounce it as Anna, which is also a name within my family. But Anna is very very common. I was named after my grandmother whose name is Ann. I bare the names of family and am proud of it. I pronounce it Ah-nah. However I've dealt with people saying Anna all my life. I live in the south however, so everyone tries to attribute my name to a variant of Hannah or Ann (in reference to the bible). Ana is more exotic, and I've never been told by anyone that they thought my name was wrong or ugly sounding. It's actually very refined and dignifying. I'm biased, but it's a wonderful name for a little girl. Ageless, timeless, and elegant.
anastyron  1/14/2011
In my Spanish class we were given Spanish names to replace our real ones (for some reason, I don't know, ask my teacher). Well, all the good names had already been taken, so I chose Ana (pronounced Ah-na), a simple yet pretty name. I like it, and sometimes, when someone says, "Ana!" to someone else, I turn around and say, "What?"
blondieboo629  7/7/2011
My name is Ana Margarida, but I go by Margarida or Maggie because I dispite Ana. Is very common here in Portugal, no one outside my family has ever called me Ana except a girl from my 7th grade who was sorta my cousin and thought that calling me that would make her be my cousin.
Anyway, there were 4 Ana's in my class last year: Ana Filipa, Ana Isabel, Ana Rita, and me, Ana Margarida. We just go by Filipa, Isabel, Rita and Margarida...
― Anonymous User  7/21/2011
Ana of Portugal (1635-1635), oldest daughter of King Joao IV of Portugal and his wife Luisa de Guzman.
CarolinW  6/8/2012
Maria Ana (1861-1942) was the daughter of King Miguel I of Portugal and his wife Adelaide. She married William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and was the mother of Grand Duchess Charlotte.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Maria Ana (1888-1888) was the only daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal and his wife Marie Amelie.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Maria Ana (1843-1884) was the daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal and her husband Ferdinand.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
Ana (1806-1857) was the daughter of King Joao VI of Portugal and his wife Carlota.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Ana (1601-1666) was the daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margarete of Austria. Maria Ana (1606-1646) was also the name of another daughter of the same couple.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Maria Ana (1636-1636) was the daughter of King Philip IV of Spain and his wife Elisabeth.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
The Pixies have a great song called "Ana".
unafraidofbears  9/18/2013
Ana Kasparian is the co-host of the popular online show The Young Turks. In her case, Ana is short for Anahit.
unafraidofbears  9/18/2013
This is our daughter's name. Pronounced, AN-A.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2013
This name could be said and spelled by anyone. No matter how you slice it; the name remains the same.
CathyE521  12/3/2013
I'm surprised no one has mentioned former world number 1 serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
BellAna  5/23/2015
Ana is also a slang term for Anorexia. Having said that, I don't think it ruins the name, but being someone who's dealt with an eating disorder, it's the first thing that pops into my mind when I hear the name Ana.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2015
One of my friends is called Ana and it suits her because she is very clever, nice and elegant - just like the name. It is a shame the name is now associated with anorexia now.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
It's a first name of some of my friends. It's short and easy to pronounce. Many people call me Ana as a nickname, as my name is Anastasia. I like it as a nickname, but would never have it for my first name. It's too short for my taste.
Stasiya  10/6/2015
Anastasia "Ana" Steele is the female protagonist in Fifty Shades of Grey.
xgirl  10/26/2015
Ana Karić was a Croatian actress. She started acting in the early 1960s even before graduating from the Zagreb Academy of Drama Arts in 1963. Although primarily a television actress, she also appeared in numerous film and theatre productions.
cutenose  5/28/2016
Ana Beatriz Barros is a Brazilian model known for her multiple appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Intimissimi, Guess?, bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLO fashion line.
cutenose  6/16/2016
Ana Ivanovic is a retired Serbian professional tennis player. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she defeated Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open, was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open.
cutenose  1/11/2017
My name is Ana and I just love it! I think the pronunciation is up to you, I introduce myself as An-na because that's how my parents always said it. The good thing about this name is that is unique and not very common.
Ana0619  1/27/2017
Ana Lila Downs Sánchez, best known as Lila Downs is an American–Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She performs her own compositions and the works of others in multiple genres, as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music. She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in many indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl and Purépecha. Born and raised in Oaxaca, she primarily studied at the Institute of Arts by Oaxaca and briefly attended University of Minnesota, before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the traditional music scene of Oaxaca City.
cutenose  4/11/2017
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Ana are female.
Also Galician, Hawaiian and Russian.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
Ana has been used for seven tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean and one in the Central Pacific. As of 2017, Ana is the only name that has been used for seven storms in the Atlantic without any of them reaching hurricane strength. It will be used again in 2021.
XYKLONE  12/17/2017
Anano is also very common in Georgia (country, not state). [noted -ed]
Anano  12/26/2017

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