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What does Hanna mean?

Hanna Pronunciation of Hanna [han-na] as a name for girls has its root in 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.

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

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

(male) Hannap, Hanro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hanna Anniston (H.A.), ..

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)

Hanna reached its peak rank of #165 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #523. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Hanna (#523 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Hannah (#28 in 2015), Anna (#44), Anne (#569), Chana (#855), Hana (#860), Ann (#893), 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 (#1070, 87.2%). 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.

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