What does Ann mean?
Ann /ann/ 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▼.
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 49 more different relations 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, Hena, Honna, Nan▼, Nana, Nanni, Nanny, Nanon, Nina, Ninon, Nona▼, Oni and Onie▼.
Ann has 1 masculine form: Anson.Kreatif forms: Annaoi, Annau, Auann. [more]
How popular is Ann?
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. in the 1930s, and is presently at #945. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Ann (#945 in recent rankings) are Aine, Ana (#222 in recent rankings), 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 relations of Ann reached its peak during the years 1940-1949 (median #539) and is somewhat lower today (#752, ▼46%). Anna has been the most recognizable form, though Anika has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Ann, Anne, Hana, Hanna and Nancy have become less popular. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ann and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Ann▼ is pronounced similarly to Ione▼, Win, Winne, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Other recommended similar baby names are Aina, Ama, Ame, Ami▼, Amy▲ and Annah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ann.