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What does Ann mean?

Ann Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: grace.


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.

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.

1 masculine form: Anson.

Creative forms:
(female) Aan, Aunn, ..

(male) Aan, Anan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ann Evelina (A.E.), ..

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. Demographics)

Ann reached its peak rank of #34 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #893. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ann (#893 in recent rankings) are Aine, Ana (#211 in recent rankings), Ania, Anice, Anika (#580), Anita (#1520), Anjanette, Anna (#44), Annalisa (#1875), Annamaria, Anne (#569), Annette (#1334), Annice, Annie (#323), Annis, Anona, Antoinette, Antonia (#1014), Anya (#555), Asya, Bethany (#420), Hana (#860), Hanna (#523), Hannah (#28), Luana, Marian (#1104), Maryann (#1809), Nan, Nana, Nancy (#820), Nanette, Nanny, Nina (#300), Nona, Onie and Ruthann. Usage of these relations of Ann reached its peak 135 years ago (median #1078) and is now significantly lower (#1372, 87%). Anna has been the most recognizable form, though Hana has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Bethany have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann, Ana, Ania, Anice, Anika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anita, Anjanette, Anna, Annalisa, Annamaria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne, Annette, Annice, Annie, Annis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anona, Antoinette, Antonia, Anya, Asya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bethany, Hana, Hanna, Hannah, Luana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marian, Maryann, Nan, Nana, Nancy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nanette, Nanny, Nina, Nona, Onie, Ruthann in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annie, Bethany outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ann is pronounced similarly to Ione, Win, Winne, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Another recommended name is Ang. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ann.

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