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What does Annie mean?

Annie Pronunciation of 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).


Annie has 9 variants: Ana, Ania, Anna, Anni, Anny, Anya, Anyu, Oni and Onie.

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) Aname, 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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annie, Ana, Anabel, Anette, Ania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anika, Anita, Ann, Anna, Annabel in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anona, Anya, Hannah, Nancie, Nannie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nonie, Onie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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