What does Anne mean?
Anne \a(n)-ne\ as a girls' name is pronounced an. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anne is "He (God) has favored me". 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.
Anne▼ has 96 variants: Aine, Ana, Anabel, Anci, Anechka, Anelie, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa▼, Anita▼, Anitra, Anjanette, Anka, Anke, Anki, Ann▼, 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▼.
Anne▼ has 36 more alternative forms via Anna, Annika, Hannah: Anaca, Anaka, Anecky, Anikee, Anique, Anja, Annabeth, Annah, Annaka, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneka, Annemarie▼, Annet, Annica, Annika, Annmarie▼, Anoesj, Aunika, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hania, Hanna▼, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Honna, Nani and Nanney.
Anne is a very popular first name for women (#85 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#47026 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Anne for girls. Anne reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #553. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Anne and associated names. Hannah (#28 last year), Anna (#34), Annabelle (#57), Ana (#222), Annabella (#256), Nina (#295), Annie (#311), Annabel (#448), Anya (#472), Hanna (#483), Anika (#519), Annika (#576), Nancy (#752), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Anabel (#910), Ann (#945), Annalee (#987), Nancie, Nanci, Nanette, Nettie, Onie, Roseanne, Nonie, Nona, Nana, Nita, Nannie, Anissa, Annetta, Annette, Anner, Annemarie, Annamarie, Anjanette, Aine, Anita, Marianne, Anitra, Annmarie, Annis and Nan are the prominent varying forms of Anne (#553 last year) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.335%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2148%, down 35.9%), with forms like Nancy, Hanna, Ann, Anne and Hana falling out of fashion. The trendier birth names in this compilation are Annabel (#448), Annabella (#256), Annabelle (#57), Anika (#519) and Hannah (#28), and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Annabel, Annabelle and Hannah. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Anne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ione▼, Winne and Wynne. Other suggested similar baby names are Aime, Aina, Ame, Amee, Amie▼, Amye, Ande, Ange and Annes. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anne.