Meaning and Name Origin
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 a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#53097 out of 88799, Top 60%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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). Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 and is somewhat lower today, 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), with Annabel, Annabelle and Hannah enjoying a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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.