Gender: Feminine
Origin: Swedish
Eng/Swe: (AHN-nik-kah)

The name is believed to be derived from a low German diminutive form of Anna and was popularized in Sweden via a character in Astrid Lingren’s Pippi Longstockings.

The name has experienced usage in surrounding Northern European countries, such as Estonia, Norway and Finland, and has become very popular in German-speaking countries. It is currently the 49th most popular female name in Austria, (2010). Her rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 52 (Germany, 2011)
  • # 379 (Netherlands, 2010)
  • # 466 (United States, 2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Anika (Danish/Polish/Slovene)
  • Annika (Danish/Dutch/Estonian/Faroese/Finnish/German/Icelandic/Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Anneke (Dutch)
  • Anneken (Dutch)
  • Annikka (Finnish)
  • Annikki (Finnish)
  • Annukka (Finnish)
  • Anniken (Norwegian)
  • Annica (Swedish)