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 LM 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Ann: Anson.
Ann is a very popular first name for females (#48 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25853 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ann for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ann and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hannah (#28), Anna (#34), Annabelle (#57), Ana (#222), Annabella (#256), Nina (#295), Annie (#311), Bethany (#393), Annabel (#448), Anya (#472), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Annika (#576), Nancy (#752), Hana (#841), Anabel (#910), Ann (#945), Antonia (#975), Nona, Nita, Maryann, Ruthann, Nonie, Onie, Antoinette, Luana, Marian, Nettie, Nancie, Aine, Annetta, Anjanette, Anitra, Anita, Annette, Annis, Anissa, Nanette, Nanci, Nana, Nan and Nannie. (2014 statistics).