What does Hannah mean?
Hannah \ha(n)-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". 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 variants: 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▲ has 34 more related forms via Anna, Anne: Ana▲, Anh, Ania, Anja, Anka, Annah, Annet, Anni, Annina, Annis▼, Annus, Anny, Anona, Anya▲, Hajna, Hania, Hanja, Hanka, Nana, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci▼, Nancie, Nancy▼, Nanete, Nani, Nanice, Nanine, Nanni, Nanon, Nanor, Nina and Nona▼.
Hannah is a very popular first name for females (#367 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1336 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Hannah for girls. Hannah reached its apex rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #28 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Hannah and related names. Prominent variation forms of Hannah (#28 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Aanya (#989 in 2014), Aine, Alannah (#947), Ana (#222), Ann (#945), Anna (#34), Anne (#553), Annie (#311), Annis, Anya (#472), Chana (#861), Hana (#841), Hanna (#483), Nan, Nana, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy (#752), Nannie, Nina (#295), Nona and Quiana. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and has become much less popular since, with forms like Ann, Anne, Hana, Hanna and Nancy falling out of style. Ana (#222), Anya (#472) and Hannah (#28) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, with Ana and Hannah enjoying a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Hannah▲ is pronounced similarly to Haniah, Haniyah, Hannia, Hanniah, Hanniyah, Hannya, Hannyah and Hanyah. Other recommended similar baby names are Dannah, Haninah, Jannah, Lannah and Sannah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hannah.