Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday's Name Game

Name:  Anna
Gender:  Female
Character From:  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Meanings and history of the name Anna:
  • It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anna is "He (God) has favored me".
Personal Experience:
  • Surprisingly, for how common the name Anna is I don't know a single person named that.  What about you?
Places name Anna:
  • Santa Anna, Texas
  • Anna Maria Island, Florida
  • Lake Anna, Virginia
  • Anna, Ohio
  • Anna, Illinois
Famous real-life people named Anna: 
  • Anna Kournikova, tennis player/model
  • Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina
  • Anna Paquin, actress
  • Anna Kendrick, American actress
  • Anna Nicole Smith, model/actress
  • Anna Roosevelt, U.S. First Lady in the 20th Century
Anna in song, story & screen:
  • Anna Karenina in "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Fitzpatrick in "My Sister's Kepper" by Jodi Picoult and the movie of the same name.
  • 'Anna Begins' by Counting Crows 
  • 'Anna Blue' by Cyndi Lauper
  • 'Anna Molly' by Incubus

List adapted from

These are just some I know...what about you?

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