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If you like the name Anna, but think it's too common, this is the perfect alternative!
swisssugar  5/22/2006
Pronounced khah-nah.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
I think this is the original form of Hannah.
CharlieRob  10/13/2007
My daughters are friends with a girl at their school whose name is Channah. It's always struck me as an interesting name, at once recognizable as a form of Hannah while also retaining a distinctive ethnic/religious flair.

The "ch" sound (as in Bach) at the beginning makes it a challenge for many English speakers, so that they often pronounce it with a H instead of a "ch," but to me, that only adds to the appeal.
marauder34  12/17/2008
Maximum letters! I really like this variation; It's unique, without being meaningless like many kre8iv names, and it's traditional without being old-fashioned.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/22/2008
More commonly spelled Chana in the USA. It first appeared in the US Top 1000 in the mid-1970s, and ranked at #855 in 2011.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2013
Way better than Hannah, in my opinion. Hannah is too overused and plain.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2016
My name is Hannah, and though I dislike my name, I certainly dislike "Channah" more. It sounds like it's made-up and it's choppy.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2016
Hannah seems to be missing something, but Channah fixes that. I would definitely use it if only it was pronounced like "CHA-na!"
cdawg  12/11/2017
She could be the last prophet..? In Christianity at least. I don't know much about Muhammad Ali, though to be honest.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2018

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