Popularity:1596
Origin:African
Meaning:sweet-faced
Lending her voice to Princess Tiana from The princess and the Frog, actor and singer Anika Noni-Rose perfectly embodies the “sweet-faced” meaning of her name. Anika is of Hausa origin but also has roots in Sanskrit, where the word anīka means "fearless" or "soldier". You'll find Anika in Scandinavian, Russian, German, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, and Hawaiian languages too, where the meanings refer to gracefulness. Baby is sure to feel like a queen with such strong associations, especially when there's a Disney princess involved.

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