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What does Hanna mean?

Hanna \ha(n)-na\ as a name for girls has the meaning "He (God) has favored me". Hanna is a variant of Hannah (Hebrew); biblical: mother of the prophet Samuel. A very popular choice for a birth name.


Hanna has 5 variants: Hana, Hanah, Hannie, Hanny and Honna.

Hanna has 18 more alternative forms via Hannah: Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Nan, Nanney, Nannie and Nanny.


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 (#1007 out of 88799, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 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) are Hannah (#28 in 2014), Anna (#34), Annie (#311), Anne (#553), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Ann (#945), Nannie and Nan. This girl name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and is now significantly less popular, with versions such as Hanna, Ann, Anne, Hana and Nannie falling out of fashion. Hannah (#28) is the most trendy birth name in this list, with this name going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Hana, Hanna, Hannah, Nan, Nannie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.