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Ann 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). Anna is the European form; Anya is Russian. Annie is a pet form; Anouk is a French pet form. 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 names Ancina, Anice, Annamaria, Annemae, Ansonia, Antoinette, Antonia, Bethany, Luana, Marian, Maryann, Rayann, Ruthann and Anthea.
Baby names that sound like Ann are Una, Ina, Agna, Aina, Ena, Annah, Win, Jen, Yna, Jan, Jann, Jenn, Wynn, Wyn and Yann.
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Popularity of Ann
Ann is a very popular first name for women (#48 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25853 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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