What does Hanna mean?
Hanna /han-na/ [2 sylls.] 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 variant transcription of Hannah (Hebrew). Biblical: mother of the prophet Samuel. Hannu is a familiar last name.
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. Census)
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 Birth Statistics)
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 1000 are Hannah (#28 in 2014), Anna (#34), Annie (#311), Anne (#553), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Ann (#945), Nannie and Nan. Variants like Nanney are seldom used. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6751%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.3944%, ▼41.6%), with versions such as Hanna, Ann, Anne, Hana and Nan falling out of fashion. Hannah (#28) is the most trendy birth name in this list, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Hanna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Hania, Haniah, Haniya, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniya, Hannya, Hannyah, Hanyah and Henia. Other recommended similar baby names are Canna, Danna▲, Eanna, Hajna, Hanina, Hanja, Hanka, Ianna, Janna▼, Lanna, Nanna, Ranna, Sanna, Vanna, Wanna, Yanna and Zanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hanna.