If your name is Anna, sensitivity and love are at the center of your personality and life. You are always the one that everyone wants to be around, and you are kind, affectionate and thoughtful to those around you. You are always the life of the party, and you can talk to anyone, anytime, about anything! Your sensitivity also leads you to be talented and creative in arts, crafts, music, and singing, and you are a natural entertainer. Not only are you talented in these artistic areas, but you also appreciate the talents of others, and you love to surround yourself with beautiful music and art.
You are a true romantic, and your search for loving, meaningful relationships is a main driving factor in your life. You are prone to falling in love quickly, and might sometimes get hurt as a result. Your life is ruled by emotion rather than logic, so you understand how easy it is to be hurt. As a consequence, you work hard not to hurt others, and you avoid confrontation, arguments, and raised voices. You are a deeply loyal friend and family member, and everyone is naturally drawn to your lovely and loving energy.
Anna is actually a Latinized form of the Hebrew Biblical name Channah or Hannah—meaning “God has favored me.” Anna in its current form can be seen in the New Testament as the name of a prophetess who recognized that the Baby Jesus was the Messiah. It is widely believed in Christian tradition that Anna was the name of the Virgin Mary’s mother (and, thus, Jesus’ grandmother), but there is no real Biblical basis for this belief. The name Anna has been used in Europe since Medieval times, when it was adopted by many nuns. It also became quite popular in Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Anna came into popular usage in English-speaking countries, along with Ann an Anne, in the 18th century. Since then, Anna has become a common name for girls in most European countries and languages. Anna was the third most popular name in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, and it has continually been one of the most popular baby names in the United States ever since.
Both famous and notorious, 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year, model and actress Anna Nicole Smith is one of the most famous celebrity Annas. Her notoriety stemmed from her marriage as a teenager to an 80-year-old business mogul 62 years her senior and the resulting dispute over his estate. Other famous Annas include actress Anna Paquin, ballerina Anna Pavloa, and tennis player Anna Kournikova.