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Anne was originally pronounced the same as 'Anna'. The spelling is German and the 'e' on the end only became silent when it began to be used in England following the arrival of Henry VIII's wife.
In the Netherlands you pronounce the name Anne as: AHN-nuh, so two syllables.
-- Anonymous User
In all of my experiences with the French language, it seems to be pronounced 'Ahn'.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Anne here:
I've met people a couple people named Anne who insist on pronouncing the e for some reason, so it's just like the name Annie.
My brother's girlfriend's friend is called Anne but it's said like Anna because Anne is German.
Not only do Dutch people say An-nu but so do the German.
My name is Anne and I want it to be pronounced just like "Ann" most of the time. I have not had a problem with this until this past year where I've had several health care providers pronounce my name as "Annie" when I am called into the doctor's office. My family calls me "Annie", so to me "Annie" is very personal and if I don't know you then I don't want you to pronounce my name as "Annie". I am actually baffled by another's comment that stated they knew people who insisted that Anne was pronounced "Annie". What has happened to the silent "e" in Standard American English? Do people now pronounce the name Diane as "Dianie"? Has the pronunciation of apple changed to "applie"? If you are a non-native English speaker then I can understand why you might not be familiar with the silent "e". But, if your first language is English and we are not friends, then please call me Anne, not "Annie".
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