The Hebrew name Ana comes from Hannah, which means “favored grace.” Properly pronounced AHN-ah, it’s the Spanish form of Anna, who is thought by some Christians to be the mother of the Virgin Mary. Ana is on top as a baby name in Spanish-speaking countries and has risen in popularity in the US as the Hispanic and Latino population has increased. Serving the name well: former pro tennis star Ana Ivanovic.
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Source: Social Security Administration
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