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What does Ann mean?

Ann \a-nn\ as a girls' name is pronounced an. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ann is "He (God) has favored me". The name refers to "grace". Simplified form of Anne, the English form of Hannah.


Ann has 1 variant: Annie.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Ancina, Anice, Anjanette, Annalisa, Annamaria, Annemae, Annette, Annis, Ansonia, Antje, Antoinette, Antonia, Bethany, Luana, Marian, Maryann, Nan, Nancy, Nanette, Nina, Ninon, Rayann, Ruthann, Anna and Anthea.

Ann has 48 more different forms via Anne, Hannah: Aine, Ana, Anci, Anet, Anett, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anita, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anna, Anne, Anneke, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annina, Annis, Annise, Annora, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Anya, Anyu, Asya, Ayn, Hana, Hanna, Hanne, Hanny, Honna, Nan, Nana, Nanni, Nanny, Nanon, Nina, Ninon, Nona, Oni and Onie.

Ann has 1 masculine form: Anson.


Ann is a very popular first name for women (#48 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#34904 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ann for girls. Ann reached its peak rank of #34 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is presently at #945. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ann outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Ann (#945 in 2014) are Aine, Ana (#222 in 2014), Anika (#519), Anita, Anjanette, Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annette, Annie (#311), Annis, Antoinette, Antonia (#975), Anya (#472), Bethany (#393), Hana (#841), Hanna (#483), Hannah (#28), Luana, Marian, Maryann, Nan, Nana, Nancy (#752), Nanette, Nina (#295), Nona, Onie and Ruthann. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4606%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2475%, down 46.3%), with forms like Ann, Anne, Hana, Hanna and Nancy falling out of style. The more fashionable girl names among these are Ana (#222), Anika (#519), Anya (#472), Bethany (#393) and Hannah (#28), and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for Ana and Hannah. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ann and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anika, Anita, Anjanette, Ann, Anna, Anne, Annette, Annie, Annis in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Antoinette, Antonia, Anya, Bethany, Hana, Hanna, Hannah, Luana, Marian, Maryann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nan, Nana, Nancy, Nanette, Nina, Nona, Onie, Ruthann in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Bethany outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hanna, Hannah, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ann is pronounced similarly to Win, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other recommended similar baby names are Aina, Ama, Ame, Ami, Amy, Ang and Annah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ann.