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pinWhat does Hannah mean?

Hannah /han-nah/ as a girls' name is pronounced HAN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hannah is "He (God) has favored me".

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.

Affiliated girl names: Aanya, Aine, Alannah, Anya, Grace, Ioanna and Quiana.

Hannah has 7 more related forms via Anna, Anne: Annah, Hajna, Hania, Hanja, Hanka, Nana and Nanni.

Kreatif forms: Hannahha, Hannahheu. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hannah, Aanya, Alannah, Ann, Anna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anne, Annie, Anya, Chana, Grace in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hana, Hanna, Nan, Nana, Nannie, Quiana in U.S.

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

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

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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.