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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.
Hannah is a very popular first name for females (#367 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1336 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hannah for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hannah and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aine, Alannah, Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Chana, Hana, Hanna, Hannah, Nan, Nannie and Quiana. (2014 statistics).
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.
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