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Meaning and name origin

Ann \a-nn\ as a girl's name is pronounced an. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ann is "He (God) has favored me". Simplified form of Anne, the English form of Hannah. A name favored by royalty and commoners for centuries. Among the royal name bearers: two queens of England, a queen of France, an empress of Russia and, today, Princess Anne of England. Also made popular by L.M. Montogomery's story "Anne of Green Gables" (1908). Saint Anne (mother of the Virgin Mary); Anne Boleyn, Queen of England; ballerina Anna Pavlova; Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley; actresses Anouk Aimée, Anne Bancroft, Anne Heche, Anna Paquin; writer Ayn Rand; diarist Anne Frank; tennis player Anna Kournikova; golfer Annika Sorenstam.

Ann has 96 variant forms: Aine, Ana, Anabel, Anci, Anechka, Anelie, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anjanette, Anka, Anke, Anki, Anne, Anna, Annabel, Annabella, Annabelle, Annaelle, Annalisa, Anneke, Annelle, Annelore, Annetta, Annette, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annie, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annise, Annora, Annus, Annuska, Anny, Anona, Anouche, Anouk, Anoushka, Anouska, Antje, Anushka, Anuska, Anya, Anyoushka, Anyshka, Anyu, Asya, Ayn, Hajna, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Hanny, Nan, Nana, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanete, Nanette, Nanette, Nanice, Nanine, Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon, Nanor, Neti, Nettia, Nettie, Netty, Nina, Ninette, Ninon, Ninor, Ninoshka, Nita, Nona, Nonie, Oni and Onie.

For more information, see also related girl names Ancina, Anice, Annamaria, Annemae, Ansonia, Antoinette, Antonia, Bethany, Luana, Marian, Maryann, Rayann, Ruthann and Anthea.

There is 1 masculine form of Ann: Anson.

Ann is also pronounced similarly to Win, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other suggested similar baby names are Aina, Ama, Ame, Ami, Amy, Ang and Annah.


Popularity

Ann is a very popular first name for females (#48 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25853 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Ann name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Ann with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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