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What does Anne mean?

Anne Pronunciation of Anne as a girls' name is pronounced an. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Anne is "He (God) has favored me". The English form of Hannah. A name favored by royalty and commoners for centuries. Among the royal name bearers: two queens of England, a queen of France, an empress of Russia and, today, Princess Anne of England. Also made popular by L.M. Montogomery's story "Anne of Green Gables" (1908). Saint Anne (mother of the Virgin Mary); Anne Boleyn, Queen of England; ballerina Anna Pavlova; Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley; actresses Anouk Aim´┐Że, Anne Bancroft, Anne Heche, Anna Paquin; writer Ayn Rand; diarist Anne Frank; tennis player Anna Kournikova; golfer Annika Sorenstam.


ASSOCIATED WITH england, russia, princess, story (literary), green, saint, virgin


VARIANTS Aine, Ana, Anabel, Anci, Anechka, Anelie, Anet, Anett, Anette, Anh, Ania, Anica, Anika, Aniko, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anjanette, Anka, Anke, Anki, Ann, Anna, Annabel, Annabella, Annabelle, Annaelle, Annalisa, Anneke, Annelle, Annelore, Annetta, Annette, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annie, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annise, Annora, Annus, Annuska, Anny, Anona, Anouche, Anouk, Anoushka, Anouska, Antje, Anushka, Anuska, Anya, Anyoushka, Anyshka, Anyu, Asya, Ayn, Hajna, Hana, Hanja, Hanka, Hanny, Nan, Nana, Nance, Nancee, Nancey, Nanci, Nancie, Nancy, Nanete, Nanette, Nanette, Nanice, Nanine, Nanni, Nannie, Nanny, Nanon, Nanor, Neti, Nettia, Nettie, Netty, Nina, Ninette, Ninon, Ninor, Ninoshka, Nita, Nona, Nonie, Oni, Onie

SEE ALSO Anise, Annamaria, Anner, Marianne, Rexanne, Roseanne, Ysanne, Zoanne

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ANNA, ANNIKA, HANNAH Anaca, Anaka, Anikee, Anique, Anja, Annah, Annaka, Annalee, Anneka, Annet, Annica, Annika, Anoesj, Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Hena, Honna, Nani, Nanney



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How popular is Anne?

Anne is a very popular first name for women (#85 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#47026 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anne reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is presently at #599. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Hannah (#33 FROM RECENT DATA), Anna (#54), Annabelle (#141), Ana (#215), Annie (#308), Nina (#319), Hanna (#561), Annabella (#591), Anya (#677), Anika (#712), Annika (#723), Hana (#727), Nancy (#839), Annabel (#949), Annalee (#961), Ann (#983), Annette (#1214), Anita (#1323), Anissa (#1825), Anabel (#1915), Nannie, Nanny, Nona, Onie, Nancie, Nettie, Nanci, Nonie, Nancee, Nana, Nan, Marianne, Nita, Nanette, Aine, Asya, Annalisa, Anette, Ania, Anitra, Anja, Anjanette, Annah, Annamaria, Anushka, Annelle, Anner, Annetta, Annice, Annis, Anona and Roseanne are the prominent varying forms of Anne (#599) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Anne was common among parents a century ago (AVERAGE #1226) and has become significantly less since (#1503, 80% LESS USAGE), with forms like Nan falling out of fashion. Hana, Annalee and Anika are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anne, Ana, Anabel, Anette, Ania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anika, Anissa, Anita, Anitra, Anja in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anjanette, Ann, Anna, Annabel, Annabella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annabelle, Annah, Annalee, Annalisa, Annamaria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annelle, Anner, Annetta, Annette, Annice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annie, Annika, Annis, Anona, Anushka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anya, Asya, Hana, Hanna, Hannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marianne, Nan, Nana, Nancee, Nanci in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nancie, Nancy, Nanette, Nannie, Nanny in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nettie, Nina, Nita, Nona, Nonie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Onie, Roseanne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aine, Anika, Anna, Annabelle, Annie outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annika, Hanna, Hannah, Nancy, Nina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Anne is alike in pronunciation to Ione, Win, Winne, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adde, Adine, Agie, Agna, Agnie, Agye, Aide, Aime, Aina, Alane, Alenne, Aline, Alle, Aloe, Alyne, Alynne, Ame, Amee, Amie, Amye, Anani, Anat, Anda, Ande, Andee, Andi, Andre, Andy, Ang, Ange, Angel, Angie, Angle, Angy, Anina, Anis, Annda, Annes, Annest, Annett, Annot, Annys, Anthe, Anwen, Arene, Arinne, Arna, Ase, Aure, Ave, Avie, Bonne, Dane, Dene, Gene, Gunne, Jane, Janne, Jenne, June, Kine, Lane, Lene, Minne, Mone, Renne, Sine and Tine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Anne.

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