What does Annie mean?
Annie \a(n)-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 a 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 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▼.
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Annie for girls. Annie reached its top position of #11 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #311. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Annie and affiliated names. Hannah (#28 the previous year), Anna (#34), Ana (#222), Annabel (#448), Anya (#472), Anika (#519), Anne (#553), Anabel (#910), Ann (#945), Onie, Nannie, Nonie, Nancie, Anita, Annette, Annis and Aine are the prominent related forms of Annie (#311 the previous year). Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4747%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.3088%, down 35%), with versions such as Ann, Anne, Annette, Anita and Annis becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names among these are Annabel (#448), Anika (#519), Hannah (#28), Ana (#222) and Anya (#472), with Ana, Annabel and Hannah undergoing a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Annie▼ is pronounced similarly to Anais, Annah, Annais, Ionie, Winnie▼ and Wynnie. Other recommended similar baby names are Agnie, Aimie, Amie▼, Ammie, Andie and Angie▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Annie.