What does Hannah mean?
Variant of Ann, Anne and Anna. Biblical: mother of the prophet Samuel. Being barren, she asked God to bless her with a child, and her prayer was answered. Hence, the name literally means "God has graced me with a son". The name was used by the Puritans in the 16th and 17th centuries. Writer Hannah Arendt; sportscaster Hannah Storm.
Hannah▲ has 25 variants: Ann▼, Anna, Anne▼, Annie▼, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana▼, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanna▼, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny, Hena, Honna, Nan▼, Nanney, Nannie▼ and Nanny.more]
How popular is Hannah?
Hannah is a very popular first name for females (#367 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1717 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Hannah for girls. Hannah reached its apex rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #28 presently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hannah and related names. Prominent variation forms of Hannah (#28 in 2014) are Aanya (#989 in 2014), Aine, Alannah (#947), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Anya (#472), Chana (#861), Grace (#21), Hana (#841), Hanna (#483), Nan, Nana, Nannie and Quiana. Other variants, like Hanka, are seldom used. These relations of Hannah were popular with parents about 13 decades ago (average #540) and are somewhat less popular today (#675, ▼29%), with forms like Hanna becoming less in vogue. Anna is the longstanding favorite, although Hannah seems to be gaining popularity too.
Thinking of names?
Hannah▲ is pronounced similarly to Hanae, Haneeah, Haniah, Haniya, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniya, Hanniyah, Hannya, Hannyah, Hany, Hanyah, Henia, Hennie and Hinna. Other recommended similar baby names are Canna, Danah, Danna▲, Dannah, Diannah, Eanna, Ganah, Hafsah, Haibah, Hajrah, Halah, Hamna, Hamnah, Hanaan, Hanan, Hanina, Haninach, Haninah, Hosannah, Ianna, Ioannah, Janah, Janna▼, Jannae, Jannah, Janoah, Jennah, Kennah, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Leannah, Liannah, Luannah, Nanna, Nonnah, Raenah, Rainah, Ranna, Reannah, Sanna, Sannah, Shannah, Vanna, Wandah, Wanna, Yanna, Yoannah, Zanna and Zaynah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hannah.