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  • A Goth saw Anna wash toga.
  • Bob: "Did Anna peep?" Anna: "Did Bob?"
  • Anna: "Did Otto peep?" Otto: "Did Anna?"
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Definition of the noun anna

What does anna mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: annas

  1. a former copper coin of Pakistan and India
    • examples: Anna married without the knowledge of her parents. | Anna knows the first thousand decimal places of π by heart. | Before retiring from her company, Anna reached the level of vice president. | Anna's sister is more beautiful than my best friend Agata. | Thomas likes Anna, but Anna doesn't like Thomas. | Thomas likes Anna, but she doesn't like him. | Anna Freud had a profound influence on Hollywood. | Anna knows by heart the first thousand decimal places of π. | Anna got married without her parents' knowledge. | I remember when Anna told me she fell in love.
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic terms: Indian monetary unit = monetary unit in India; Pakistani monetary unit = monetary unit in Pakistan

Alternative definition of the noun anna


  1. A unit of currency in former British India equal to 12 pies or 1/16 rupee.


  1. Anna a.k.a. Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer, who works in the Tamil film industry. Son of film director and producer S. A. Chandrasekhar, he started his career as a child actor in the movie Vetri and later made his debut as a lead actor in the 1992 film Naalaya Theerpu. He launched the Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, a social welfare organisation in 2009. Vijay was listed #49 in Forbes India's "Celebrity 100 List" for the year 2013 and improved to #41 in the "2014 celebrity 100" list.
  2. Anna a.k.a. Anne Frank: Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a diarist and writer. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
  3. Anna a.k.a. Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur predominantly active in Bollywood. He made his mark in the industry doing action-oriented films His films such as Balwaan, Dilwale, Anth, Mohra, Gopi Kishan, Krishna, Rakshak, Border, Bhai, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan are other successful films thus making him one of the successful leading actors of Bollywood.He later changed his name to Suniel Shetty as per numerology.
  4. Anna a.k.a. Agnetha Fältskog is a Swedish recording artist. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history and the second or third best-selling band in history.
  5. Anna a.k.a. C. N. Annadurai, popularly called Anna, or Arignar Anna was a former Chief Minister of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was the first member of a Dravidian party to hold that post.
  6. Anna is a singer of the group Bon-Bon Blanco. She has five brothers and is the youngest sibling in the family. She uses Anna in her solo efforts, but she uses her real name when part of the band. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, but she has American citizenship.
  7. Anna, subsequently known under the religious name Anisia, was the first wife of Tsar Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria and empress consort of the Second Bulgarian Empire from 1218 to 1221. She was exiled to a monastery in the beginning of Ivan Asen's reign, after he arranged his marriage to Anna Maria of Hungary. From his marriage to Anna, Ivan Asen had two children.
  8. Anna a.k.a. Anna the Prophetess: Anna or Anna the Prophetess is a woman mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. According to that Gospel, she was an aged Jewish woman who prophesied about Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem. She appears in Luke 2:36–38 during the presentation of Jesus at the Temple.
    • also known as 女先知亚拿
    • profession: Prophet
  9. Anna a.k.a. Anna Singh: Ana Singh is an Indian fashion designer, mainly working for the Indian movie industry Bollywood. She has designed costumes for over 900 films and has been working since 1998. In 2002 she was the first fashion designer to introduce actress Katrina Kaif in her show as a model. In 2010, she designed the clothes for the actors who participated in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games which will be hosted in India.
  10. Anna a.k.a. Anna Sophia Berglund is an American Playboy magazine model, adult model, actress and reality television personality. She was Playmate of the Month for Playboy in January 2011. She was discovered originally by GXS Motorsports, where she spent two years as a promotional model. She went by the name Sophi Berglund until working for Playboy and resuming her original name.
  11. Anna a.k.a. Annabelle Lee is an American pornographic actress.
  12. Anna a.k.a. Anna Brüggemann is a German actress and screenwriter. She appeared in more than sixty films since 1997.
  13. Anna a.k.a. Anne Kristen was a Scottish actress. To friends and family, Anne was also known as Anna or/and Annie. Kristen was married to the actor Iain Cuthbertson from January 1964, until their divorce in 1988.
  14. Anna a.k.a. Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden also known as Irene, Anna and St. Anna, was a Swedish princess and a Grand Princess of Kiev. She was the daughter of Swedish King Olof Skötkonung and Estrid of the Obotrites and the consort of Yaroslav I the Wise of Kiev.
  15. Anna a.k.a. Agnes of Antioch, Queen Consort of Hungary.
  16. Anna the dog was the first survivor of pulmonary bypass surgery, considered an experimental procedure at the time.
  17. Anna a.k.a. Annika Blendl is an actress.
  18. Anna a.k.a. Rumica Powers is a pornographic actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Anna Aoi, Anna Asp, Anna Baj, Anna Bon, Anna Bro, Anna Chi, Anna Dan, Anna Fin, Anna Foà, Anna Fox and many others.


  1. ANNA was a nu metal/hardcore band from Lviv, Ukraine.
  2. Anna is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Anna S, Anna-S, Anna Kaufen, Anna Ranger, Anna Zoitke, Anna Själv Tredje, The Anna Bocci Band, Anna and the Barbies, Disappearance of Anna, Anna And The Psychomen, Anna Lundqvist Quartet, The Death of Anna Karina, Anna Crusis Women's Choir, Anna-Mari Kähärän Orkesteri, Anna Ash and the Family Tree, Mairearad Green & Anna Massie, Anna Elias and The Forlorn Hope, Anna Roig i L'ombre de ton chien and Anna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat Metheny.


  1. Anna: Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated feature Frozen. She is voiced by Kristen Bell as an adult. At the beginning of the film, Livvy Stubenrauch and Katie Lopez provided her speaking and singing voice as a young child, respectively. Agatha Lee Monn portrayed her as a nine-year-old.
  2. Anna a.k.a. Morgause is a character in later Arthurian traditions, appearing in Thomas Malory's 15th-century text Le Morte d'Arthur as the mother of Gawain and Mordred, both key players in the story of King Arthur and his downfall. The latter is fathered by Arthur in inadvertent incest, Morgause being the king's estranged half-sister. She is also a sister of Morgan le Fay and the wife of King Lot of Orkney, as well as the mother of Gareth, Agravain, and Gaheris.
  3. Anna a.k.a. Anna Karenina: Anna is a fictional character from the book Anna Karenina.
  4. Anna is a fictional character from the 2009 film The White Ribbon.
  5. Anna is a fictional character from the 1999 film All My Loved Ones.
  6. Anna is a fictional character in the 1994 film The Ride.
  7. Anna is a fictional film character.
  8. Anna is a fictional character from the 1999 Greek TV series Sti skia tou polemou.
  9. Anna is a fictional character from the 2012 film To Rome with Love.
  10. Anna is a fictional character from the 2010 film Between Two Fires.
  11. Anna is a fictional character from the 1961 film Suleiman the Conqueror.
  12. Anna is a fictional character in the film series Rabbit Without Ears film series.
  13. Anna is a fictional character from the 2010 film Late Autumn.
  14. Anna is a fictional character from the 1962 film Cleo from 5 to 7.
  15. Anna is a fictional character from the 2004 film Closer.
  16. Anna is a fictional character from the 2009 horror film, The Uninvited.
  17. Anna is a fictional character from the 2007 film The Good Night.
  18. Anna is a fictional character in the 2009 fantasy drama film Mr. Nobody.
  19. Anna is a fictional character from the 2006 film Prince Vladimir.
  20. Anna is a fictional character in the 2010 romantic comedy film Leap Year.
  21. Anna is a fictional character from the 2009 film He's Just Not That Into You.
  22. Anna is a fictional character from the 1963 film The Red Lanterns.

There are other characters with in their name, like Anna's, Anna Li, Anna-Li, Anna Aoi, Anna Lee, Anna Mae, Anna Nix, Anna Berg, Anna Book, Anna Borg, Anna Fang, Anna Ford, Anna Held, Anna Liza, Anna Mari, Anna Moro, Anna Penn, Anna Pihl, Anna Ross and Anna Ryan.


  1. "Anna" a.k.a. "Mindscape" is a Spanish-American psychological thriller film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker Jorge Dorado. The film stars Taissa Farmiga as Anna Greene, Mark Strong as John Washington, and Brian Cox as Sebastian. The plot centers on John, a detective with the ability to enter people's memories; he takes on the case of a brilliant but troubled and dangerous 16-year-old girl, Anna, to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
  2. "Anna" is a 1987 film which tells the story of a Czech actress, looking for work in New York City, who sees her protegée shine while she herself struggles.
  3. "Anna" is a 1951 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring the same trio as Bitter Rice: Silvana Mangano as Anna, the sinner who becomes a nun; Raf Vallone as Andrea, the rich man who loves her; and Vittorio Gassman as Vittorio, the wicked waiter who sets Anna on a dangerous path.
  4. "Anna" is a 1967 French musical-comedy film directed by Pierre Koralnik and starring Anna Karina.
  5. "Anna" is a 2013 Drama film written by Theo Panayides and directed by Spyros Haralabous.
  6. Anna is a German television series.
  7. "Anna" is a 1970 Finnish movie written by Jörn Donner and Eija-Elina Bergholm, and directed by Donner, featuring Harriet Andersson, Pertti Melasniemi and Marja Packalén. Filmed in Kustavi and Turku, Finland.
  8. "Anna" is a 1975 documentary film written by Massimo Sarchielli, Roland Knauss and Alberto Grifi and directed by Alberto Grifi and Massimo Sarchielli.
  9. "Anna" is a short film, directed by Eric Latek.
  10. "Anna" is a 2009 short film directed by Runar Runarsson.
    • country: Denmark
    • language: Danish Language
    • released on (6 years ago)
  11. "Anna" is a 1964 Malayalam language film directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan, starring Sathyan,Ragini,Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair in the lead role.
  12. "Anna" is seriously affected by Tourette’s syndrome; she imitates other people’s movements. The simplest tasks, such as going to the grocery store, are overwhelming for her because of her condition. Nevertheless, she longs for love and romance and makes continuous efforts to make that dream come true.
  13. "Anna" is a 2000 drama film written and directed by Erik Wedersøe.
    • based on a story by Klaus Rifbjerg
    • released on (15 years ago)


"Anna" is a 2012 psychological horror video game released as a download for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.


  1. "Anna" is the third album by British indie rock band The Courteeners, which was released on 4 February 2013. The album was supported by a 16-date UK Tour which finished at the Brixton Academy in London. The album has seen the release of two singles—"Lose Control" was released on 28 January 2013, peaking at number 82 in the UK and "Van Der Graaf" was released on 6 May 2013.
  2. "Anna" is a musical album of Téléphone.
    • also known as Téléphone
    • released in (39 years ago)
  3. "Anna" is a musical album of Serge Gainsbourg, soundtrack.
    • also known as Anna Soundtrack
    • released in (49 years ago)
  4. "Anna" is the second promotional single, and fourth overall, taken from the fifth studio album by British indie rock band The Cribs. Unlike the previous two singles released from In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, 'Come on, be a No-One' and 'Glitters Like Gold', 'Anna' did not receive a physical issue on vinyl. Recorded and mixed at Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga with producer David Fridmann, the song received mastering treatment in Sterling Sound, New York City from Greg Calbi.
  5. "Anna" is a song by Freundeskreis.
  6. "Anna" is the debut solo album by Anna Waronker, released June 4, 2002.
    • released on (13 years ago)


  1. Anna is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,249 at the 2010 census.
  2. Anna is a city in Union County, Illinois. Located in Southern Illinois, the population was 4,442 at the 2010 United States Census, a decline from 5,136 in 2000. The city is known for being tied to its close neighbor Jonesboro, together known as Anna-Jonesboro. Anna is well renowned for the Anna State Mental Hospital or the Choate Mental Health Care Center.
  3. Anna is a village in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,567 at the 2010 census.
  4. Anna a.k.a. The Anna Site is a prehistoric Plaquemine culture archaeological site located in Adams County, Mississippi 10 miles north of Natchez. It is the type site for the Anna Phase of the Natchez Bluffs Plaquemine culture chronology. It was declared a National Historic Landmark on September 14, 1993.
  5. Anna a.k.a. Anna, Kentucky: Anna is an unincorporated community in Warren County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Anna's, Anna Bay, Anna Mann, Anna Maria, Anna Nagar, Anna Salai, Anna-Maria, Saint Anna, Santa Anna, Anna Regina, Anna Georgia, Anna Paulowna, Anna-Dean Farm, Anna University, Boschi Sant'Anna, Sant'Anna Arresi, Anna Jacobapolder, St. Anna Cathedral, Sankt Anna am Aigen.


  1. Anna was a merchant vessel originally employed as a collier taking coal from Yorkshire to London. For her final voyage, she was contracted by the Admiralty to carry additional stores for the squadron of Commodore George Anson on his voyage around the world in 1740–44. She was often referred to as 'Anna Pink', as a 'Pink' is a type of ship with a narrow stern. She lost company with the squadron on 24 April 1741, but rejoined it at the Juan Fernández Islands on 16 August 1741 after sheltering for two months in a natural harbour on the South Chilean coast. A subsequent survey found her timbers were too badly damaged for a re-fit, therefore her stores and crew were distributed about the squadron and she was scuttled on 18 August 1742 in Cumberland Bay, Juan Fernández.
  2. Anna a.k.a. The Zaghawa language is a Saharan language spoken by the Zaghawa people of eastern central Chad and northwestern Sudan. The people who speak this language call it Beria, from Beri, the endonym of the Zaghawa people, and "a," Zaghawa for 'mouth.' It has been estimated that there are between 75,000 to 350,000 Zaghawa language speakers who primarily live in Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan.
  3. Anna was a Japanese era after Kōhō and before Tenroku. This period spanned the years from August 968 through March 970. The reigning emperors were Reizei-tennō and En'yū-tennō.
  4. Anna: Anne, alternatively spelled Ane or Ann is a form of the Latin female given name Anna. This in turn is a representation of the Hebrew Hannah or Hanani, meaning 'He [= God] has favoured me', the name of the mother of the prophet Samuel. Anne is a common name in France.
  5. Anna is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.
  6. Anna is a unreleased Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed by Joshiy for Ambu Films starring Aravind Swamy in lead role.

Phrases with Anna

  1. Anna Scabra
  2. Bela Anna
  3. Amata Anna
  4. Anaea Anna
  5. Banta Anna
  6. Gryon anna
  7. Illis Anna
  8. Lyria Anna
  9. Salia Anna
  10. santa anna
  11. Agrias Anna
  12. Artipe Anna
  13. Colias Anna
  14. Eunica Anna
  15. Glenea Anna
  16. Lasaia Anna
  17. Oeneis Anna
  18. Thecla Anna
  19. Vidius Anna
  20. Anthrax anna

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Google previewHummingbirds, Pennies, and Hope (2012)

by Jeanne Lemmon Skinner

Anna is a typical high school student who is tired of writing boring research papers.

Google previewEnglish Grammar: Step by Step (2013)

by Elizabeth Weal

Anna is a artist. 2b. Anna is an artist. 3a. Caroline is a doctor. 3b. Caroline is an doctor. 4a. Marco is a engineer. 4b. Marco is an engineer. 5a.Tom is from San Pablo. 5b. Tom is from a San Pablo. 6a. Laura is a nurse. 6b. Laura is an nurse.

Google previewAnna Learns to Play the Violin (2010)

by Cathy Finch White

Anna is a 9 year old girl, that loves music but does not know how to play an instrument.

Google previewMy Mountain Valley (2015)

by Jo (Graves) Burroughs

Anna is a young, caring, and loving girl.

Google previewThe Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia (2001)

by Maurine Hoffman Beasley, Holly Cowan Shulman, Henry R. Beasley

HALSTED, ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (3 May 1906, New York- 1 December 1975, New York). Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Halsted, the first child and only daughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt," sought a livelihood in ...

Google previewA Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia (2003)

by Keith Newlin

Henry, Anna Mallon 183 characters were based; it may have worried that a novel about an unscrupulous tycoon might antagonize its leading creditor, J. P. Morgan ; and Dreiser himself wrote Mencken on 6 March 1914 that the novel was ...

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Small photo of Dresden Sachsen Germany june 8 2018: Rebecca Kunikowski Hermann Buehlbecker CEO Lambertz and Model Anna Hiltrop during the European Culture Awards TAURUSSmall photo of Dresden Sachsen Germany june 8 2018: Rebecca Kunikowski Hermann Buehlbecker CEO Lambertz and Model Anna Hiltrop during the European Culture Awards TAURUSSmall photo of New York, NY - April 19, 2018: Dame Anna Wintour attends event honoring her with the Center's Visionary Award and Ricky Martin with The Center's Trailblazer Award at Cipriani Wall StreetSmall photo of Saint Anna churchSmall photo of Italy - Milan dicember 27,2017 - Anna Wintour posed durin the fashion weekSmall photo of Mount St. Anna, Poland - February 4, 2016: Statue of Pope John Paul II, in the winter fog, in the Franciscan monastery on Mount St. Anna in PolandSmall photo of New York, NY - March 8, 2018: Anna Chlumsky wearing dress by Cynthia Rowley attends New York premiere of IFC Film Death of Stalin at AMC Lincoln Square More...

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I play a character every day of my life, and I don't want to play a character as myself. They can judge me as an actress, not as a person. I'm not a spokeswoman for Anna. (Anna Friel)
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The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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