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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 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.

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 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. Ann reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

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

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

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), Nannie, Nettie, Nanette, Anita, Nancie, Anissa, Nita, Ruthann, Onie, Nonie, Nona, Nanci, Nana, Annetta, Annette, Aine, Antoinette, Anjanette, Anitra, Nan, Maryann, Marian, Luana and Annis. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ana, Anabel, Anika, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anjanette, Ann, Anna, Annabel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Annabella, Annabelle, Anne, Annetta, Annette, Annie, Annika, Annis, Antoinette, Antonia in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anya, Bethany, Hana, Hannah, Luana, Marian, Maryann, Nan, Nana, Nanci in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nancie, Nancy, Nanette, Nannie, Nettie, Nina, Nita, Nona, Nonie, Onie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ruthann in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Ana, Anika, Anita, Anna outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annabel, Annabella, Annabelle, Anne, Annie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annika, Antonia, Anya, Bethany, Hana outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ann.