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Hannah meaning and name origin
Hannah \ha(n)-nah\ as a girl's name is pronounced HAN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hannah is "He (God) has favored me". 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". Ann, Anne, Anna, etc. are the European forms; Hanne is popular in Germany. Writer Hannah Arendt; sportscaster Hannah Storm.
Hannah has 24 variant forms: Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Chanah, Chanha, Channach, Channah, Hana, Hanah, Hanalee, Hanalise, Hanna, Hanne, Hannele, Hannelore, Hannie, Hanny, Honna, Nan, Nanney, Nannie and Nanny.
For more information, see also related names Aine, Alannah, Ioanna and Quiana.
Baby names that sound like Hannah are Hanyah, Haniah, Hannyah and Hanniah.
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Popularity of Hannah
Hannah is a very popular first name for women (#367 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1336 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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