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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:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _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

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