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What does Anno mean?

Anno Pronunciation of Anno [an-no] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Anno is "God is gracious". Anno is an alternate form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Anno has 2 variants: Yanni and Yanno.

15 more alternative forms via John: Ean, Hanno, Hans, Heanno, Ian, Jan, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jens, Joao, Jon, Jona, Vanko and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Aino, Amno, ..

(female) Ane, Annoia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anno Brandon (A.B.), ..

How popular is Anno?

Anno is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#51233 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Anno (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ean (#977 from recent data), Hans (#1411), Ian (#76), Jan (#1677), Jens, Joao, John (#26), Jon (#737) and Zane (#233). These forms of Anno were favored a century ago (adoption of 8.24%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.95%, 88%). John has historically been popular among parents, although Ean seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Jon are now less popular. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Ian, Jan, Jens in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, John, Jon, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ian, Jens, John, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anno is alike in pronunciation to Ani, Enea, Ennio and Enno. Other suggested similar names are Aaro, Abna, Abnor, Abo, Adao, Adnon, Adnot, Ado, Akeno, Alano, Aldo, Alfo, Alto, Amnon, Andino, Andon, Andor, Andro, Andy, Ange, Angy, Aniol, Annan, Annson, Anse, Anso, Anson, Anteo, Antino, Antol, Anton, Ario, Arlo, Arn, Arnd, Arne, Arni, Arno, Arnoe, Arnon, Arnot, Arnou, Arnow, Arny, Arto, Aryo, Benno, Danno, Dino, Erno, Geno, Gino, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Kano, Lino, Mano, Pino, Reno, Tino, Tyno, Xeno, Zeno and Zino. These names tend to be more frequently used than Anno.

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