Meaning and name origin
Anne \a(n)-ne\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anne is "He (God) has favored me". Anne is a variant of Ann (Hebrew): simplified form of Anne, the English form of Hannah. See also Aine, Ana, Anise, Anita, Annamaria, Marianne, Rexanne, Roseanne, Ysanne and Zoanne.
Anne is a very popular first name for females (#85 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#53097 out of 88799, Top 60%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Anne for girls. Anne reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hannah (#28), Ana (#222), Anne (#553), Ann (#945), Roseanne, Marianne, Anita and Aine. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Anne▼ is also pronounced similarly to Ione▼, Winne and Wynne. Other suggested similar baby names are Aime, Aina, Ame, Amee, Amie▼, Amye, Ande, Ange, Ania, Anke, Anna, Annah, Annes, Annet, Anni, Annie▼, Anny, Anya▲ and Anyu. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anne.