What does Annie mean?
Annie [an-nie] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Annie is "He (God) has favored me". Annie is an alternate form of Ann (Hebrew): the name refers to "grace". Annie is also a form of Anne (Hebrew). Annie is also used as a form of Hannah (Hebrew).
40 more alternative forms via Ann, Anne, Hannah: Aine, Anabel, Anci, Anelie, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Anica, Anika▲, Aniko, Anita▼, Anka, Anke, Anki, Annabel, Anneke, Annelle, Annette▼, Annice, Annick, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annise, Annora, Annus, Anona, Anouk, Antje, Ayn, Hanne, Hannie, Nance, Nancie, Nanice, Nanine, Nanni, Nannie▼ and Nonie.Creative forms:
(female) Anenie, Aynie, ..
(male) Anmis, .. Middle name pairings:
Annie Laurel (A.L.), ..
How popular is Annie?
Annie is a very popular first name for females (#97 out of 4276, Top 2%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Annie reached its top position of #11 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #323. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Hannah (#28 from current records), Anna (#44), Ana (#211), Anya (#555), Anne (#569), Anika (#580), Annabel (#621), Ann (#893), Annette (#1334), Anabel (#1408), Anita (#1520), Nannie, Onie, Nancie, Nonie, Annelle, Ania, Anette, Aine, Annice, Annis and Anona are the prominent related forms of Annie (#323 from current records). Other forms, like Nanni, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Annie was at its highest a century ago (median #984) and is now significantly less (#1308, ▼88%). Anna has generally been preferred by parents, though Hannah is currently the most fashionable, while versions like Anna are no longer trendy.
Annie▼ is pronounced similarly to Aanya, Aenya, Agna, Aina, Ainah, Anais▲, Anaya▲, Anayeh, Aniya, Annah, Annais, Ennya, Ionia, Ionie, Unna, Winnie▼ and Wynnie. Other recommended names are Adrie, Agnie, Ailie, Aimie, Alfie, Alie, Alvie, Amie▼, Ammie, Ande, Andi▲, Andie, Angie▼, Anice, Anis, Anise, Annelie, Annes, Anngil, Annica, Annita, Annot, Antonie, Arnice, Arrie, Athie, Attie, Audie▼, Avrie, Binnie, Bonnie▼, Bunnie, Cinnie, Connie▼, Dennie, Donnie▼, Engie, Fannie▼, Genie, Ginnie, Henie, Hennie, Honie, Jinnie, Jonie, Lanie, Lannie, Lonie▼, Minnie▼, Renie, Rennie, Ronnie, Sannie, Sunnie, Tinie, Vinnie▼, Vonnie and Zannie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Annie.See names in meaning and etymology.