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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 girl names Aine, Alannah, Ioanna and Quiana.


Hannah is a very popular first name for females (#367 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1336 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hannah for girls. Hannah reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hannah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hannah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hannah (#28), Anna (#34), Annie (#311), Hanna (#483), Anne (#553), Hana (#841), Chana (#861), Ann (#945), Alannah (#947), Quiana, Nannie, Nan and Aine. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nannie, Quiana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Alannah, Anna, Anne, Annie outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hannah is also pronounced similarly to Hania, Haniah, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniyah, Hannya, Hannyah and Hanyah. Other suggested similar baby names are Dannah, Haninah, Jannah, Lannah and Sannah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hannah.