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What does Hanna mean?

Hanna /han-na/ as a name for girls. Hanna's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Hanna is "He (God) has favored me". Hanna is a Hebrew, Scandinavian form of Hannah (Hebrew): version of Ann.

Associated with: scandinavian


Hanna has 6 variants: Hana, Hanah, Hannie, Hanny, Hena and Honna.

Hanna has 12 more alternative forms via Hannah: Ann, Anna, Anne, Chana, Chanha, Channah, Hanne, Hannele, Nan, Nanney, Nannie and Nanny.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hanha, Hunna, ..

(male) Hannap, Hanro, ..

How popular is Hanna?

Hanna is a very popular first name for women (#1112 out of 4276, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#887 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Hanna for girls. Hanna reached its peak rank of #165 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #483. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hanna and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Hanna (#483 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000 are Hannah (#28 in 2014), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Ann (#945), Nanny, Nannie, Hanah and Nan. Other variants, like Hannele, are seldom used. These relations of Hanna were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (median #836) and are now significantly less common (#1067, 86.3%). Anna has been the most recognizable form, though Hannah is currently the top form, while forms such as Anne are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hanna, Ann, Anna, Anne, Chana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hana, Hanah, Hannah, Nan, Nannie, Nanny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hanna, Anna, Hannah outside U.S.

Similar Names


Hanna is alike in pronunciation to Hanae, Haneeah, Hania, Haniah, Haniya, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniya, Hanniyah, Hannya, Hannyah, Hany, Hanyah, Henia, Henie, Hennie, Hinna, Honey and Honie. Other recommended names are Adanna, Canna, Daina, Danna, Deanna, Denna, Donna, Eanna, Elanna, Fauna, Gaenna, Gafna, Gana, Genna, Gianna, Gunna, Haifa, Hajna, Halia, Halina, Hamna, Hamnah, Hanaan, Hanina, Hanja, Hanka, Hayfa, Hazona (see Chazona), Ianna, Jaena, Jana, Janna, Jeanna, Joanna, Karna, Kenna, Laina, Lana, Lanna, Nanna, Nenna, Osanna, Ranna, Rayna, Roanna, Sanna, Tianna, Tunna, Vanna, Wanna, Warna, Yanna, Zahna, Zanna and Zayna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hanna.