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Annika is pronounced as UNN-ick-ah in Sweden. Very popular among today's mothers, not among today's babies. Annika was Pippi's friend in "Pippi Longstocking" by Astrid Lindgren, one reason for the name's popularity in Sweden. Annika Sörenstam is a famous Swedish golf player.
Ylva  9/29/2005
Dutch pronunciation is AH-nee-kah. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  2/18/2006
Not to offend anyone but I find this name cold and a bit harsh.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My best friend is called Annika-Jane. I really love her name. I've never met another Annika-Jane though.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
I used to not really like this name at all, but then I met a little girl named Annika and I grew to like it.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Annika here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
I knew a German girl with this name. It is so cute and sweet!
bellaboo  10/24/2006
Annika Hansen is the character name of Seven of Nine of Star Trek: Voyager.
BGirl12  12/27/2006
I LOVE the name Annika. I had never of heard of it until I saw Voyager, but it grew on me rather quickly. My therapist also has a daughter named Annika, ironically born the year "Seven of Nine" (human name Annika Hansen) was introduced to the series. Nope, no connection there.
Nicola17  2/19/2007
The girl I met named Annika pronounces it Awn-ik-uh.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2007
I recently met a little girl with this name, only hers was spelt "Anyka". I dislike that spelling immensely, but I do find Annika to be a nice name. :)
Pheadirean  7/21/2007
I think Annika is quite cute, but you could also imagine a strong willed business woman too.
Polly.C  9/5/2007
I prefer the name Annika pronounced like Anna-cuh. I'd like to name my daughter Annika one day.
gracielou16  10/31/2007
This name used to be very popular in Germany in the 1980s. It isn't used very much now. The spelling Anika has also been used quite a lot.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2008
I think it's pretty.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2008
I just named my daughter Annika and I LOVE it! People compliment me/her all the time when I say what her name is. Although many people at first think I am saying "Monica." Also it has been highly annoying that so many people see the spelling Annika and pronounce it A-NEE-KA.
bruinkristin  12/29/2008
In German it's pronounced AH-nee-kah. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
I first encountered this name on a rather unattractive baby on Maury. It didn't even sound like a real name to me, and my younger brother thought it sounded too much like "a nigga." The name just sounds harsh to me, and is also getting a bit too trendy; I prefer the Dutch form Anique.
Anyechka  8/7/2009
Stop watching trash like Maury and maybe your impressions of all things would lighten and brighten! As for the name Annika, I really like it. It's spunky and sweet. I've known two Annika's. One a baby and the other an adult, she was wise and kind.
― Anonymous User  2/3/2010
It's also a common name in Estonia.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2010
For me, this name is the girl form of Anakin from Star Wars. I know it's not, but I like to think of it that way.
lovingmother  7/3/2010
Annika is my number one favorite girl name of all time. If I ever have children, my daughter will be Annika. I think it's just absolutely gorgeous.

For nicknames you could use Anna, Ann, Anni, Nika, or anything else, really. I just love it, even though my family thinks it's too harsh sounding. But my eldest sister just named her car Annika.
Book_Reader22  3/16/2011
Annika/Anika is also an Indian name, which means the goddess Durga.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2012
Another name I don't get the appeal of. Its roots as a nickname are very off-putting, and it just sounds cutesy in general.
the_awesome_elf  3/7/2012
Annika Dries (born 1992 in San Diego, California) is an American water polo player and Olympic gold medalist.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2012
This is my daughter's name (born in 1998). We have never had a negative comment about it. I think it's just different enough to be a little unusual but not "weird." We have met three other Annikas in our area: one with the same spelling, one with one N instead of two, and one that was spelled in some strange trendy fashion. I do have to admit that my daughter's nickname since she was tiny has been "Nan" and ironically I rarely call her Annika anymore. So much for the long search for the perfect girl's name!
obiwan  10/2/2012
I like this name. It's both simple and fresh. However, the American pronunciations (that I've heard) are terrible and make Annika sound quite whiny. It also looks a tryndee made-up name in English.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2013
My name is Annika, and I get tons of compliments saying people like my name when they hear it :)
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
Love Annika! I've always wanted to name a future daughter of mine Annika Helen. Now I'm not sure about the middle name, but I do still love Annika and would still use it in a heartbeat. It honors my grandmother Anne and also part of my heritage.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2014
I prefer ann neh kuh

Eh over E.
ThatMazerunnerfan  8/30/2014
We named our daughter Annika in 2013 and I love it. The best part about it, for me is that it sounds lovely however its pronounced. I'm Canadian and my friends and family pronounce it "ANNE-ika" while my husband is Scandinavian and his family pronounce it "Auh-nika" I've even had people pronounce it "auh-NEE-kah" and I think that's great too. I never correct people because, to me, that's the beauty of the name - it sounds lovely all over the world. I also like the nicknames that she has to choose from - Annie, Ann, Anna, Nika. I'm so happy we choose this name.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2014
I have a niece named Annika... commonly pronounced as AhnNeeKa... however my niece's name is pronounced AnnEhKa. I absolutely love her name... Annika Tate (middle).
bbsjss  3/30/2015
I know someone with this name, and she pronounces it like Anne-ih-ka. Whatever which way you pronounce this name is fine; it's still very pretty and rare.
thenamer007  8/21/2015
I pronounce it "ON-nick-uh," and like it quite a bit. I'd give it an 8-9 out of 10. :)
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  11/14/2015
I love the name Annika, hopefully I have a girl someday soon. It would be Annika Carol. Strong name. My son's name is Ian and I believe that it would be great yelling their names. Lol.
Andrea17  2/6/2016
We named our daughter Annika in 1998, after the character in "Pippi Longstocking". We still love the name; however, we probably wouldn't have used it had we known the following year would introduce a character named Anakin Skywalker that many people still think we named our daughter for.
Ed Roberts Jr  2/7/2016
My name is Annika and I have to say I love it. People have commented my entire life on how much they like my name. It's unique and feminine. The down side is my married name is Walker and I do get Anakin Skywalker a lot. Sad but true. Another down side is always having to spell it for people and the gross mispronunciation that most Americans tend to have. I pronounce it Ah-KNEE-ka... I am dutch.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2016
We are Danish-American and named our daughter this. In Denmark, it is said Ann-uh-ka. That is the way we like it pronounced in the US. Almost everyone guesses Ah-nik-ah at first because we live in an area with a lot of Swedish influence. I don't mind either pronunciation. I love the name and never correct others because it sounds good to me both ways. When my daughter is older, she can choose which she prefers.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2016
My name is Annika so I automatically like the name. I pronounce it ON-I-KAH. I like that my name is not very common. It's unique. I've only met a few other Annika's and they don't even spell or pronounce it the same way as me. I think that if a name is unique, it's your own. One thing that's kind of annoying, though, is that a lot of times people will look at the name and pronounce it the wrong way. I don't usually correct them, but I don't really like it. Overall though, I think the name Annika is very pretty and unique.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2016
I really like Annika, especially with either Kiki or Anya as a nickname.
Katherington  9/22/2016
My name is Annika. For a while when I was younger I disliked my name (due to teasing in school). But as I have grown older and learned the meaning behind my name, I feel very privileged to have such a beautiful and rare name. There aren't many with the name Annika where I'm from.
Annika Quednau  1/18/2017
Used in Greece, written Αννικα.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  2/25/2017
I would pronounce it AH-ni-kuh.
Kp_quarternote  7/8/2017
My name is Annika and I love it, mine is pronounced the Dutch way, uh-nee-ka. I love that when someone says my name I know who they are talking about. I have to thank my father- if it wasn't for him I'd be Jennifer Sue the 3rd. My name is Annika Rae, and I'm proud of it!
Annikarae  7/8/2017
We named our daughter Annika. Our 8 year old daughter is a huge fan of Star wars so we named her baby sister Annika as a girl form of Anakin. We pronounce it Anna-kuh.
Hle07  10/3/2017
There's a girl at my school with this name and I really like it. I live in the USA, but my family’s from Turkey. I’m wondering if Annika is a Turkish name because if I have a daughter I’m definitely naming her Annika. Even if it’s not Turkish, I think it will be easy for my Turkish family and friends to pronounce it. Again, I really like this name!
karateislife24  3/3/2018

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