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A Danish variant of this name is Hanne.
else_dk  9/19/2005
I've seen girls named this around here where I live, so I'm not so sure about it being specifically all of the nationalities listed. I think it's just another way to spell 'Hannah'.
echo_of_the_past  9/22/2005
Yes this is an alternative spelling for Hannah but this spelling originated in the countries listed. So it is not typically reserved for exclusive use in those places but originated from them.
alicia_84  10/27/2005
Marcus Alonzo Hanna was a politician in America.
wiswina  12/16/2005
"Hanna" reminds me of "Rihanna".
iva_toneva  6/20/2006
Well, my biology teacher is called Hanna but she is daughter of Arabs. We pronounce it like this: HA-NA, very simple.
prisavril  7/26/2006
I dislike it when people misspell my name (Hannah) as Hanna. But for other people, I sort of like it without the second h.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Hanna here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
I think this name is very pretty.
7up  1/1/2007
A popular nickname for small children called Hanna in Germany is "Hannchen" pronounced HAHN-khen (like Gretchen).
― Anonymous User  1/3/2007
I don't like this spelling of Hanna, I prefer Hannah.
Emma McHnery  1/17/2007
Very pretty name. I like this version better than Hannah. It makes it a little more unique.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2007
I know a girl named Hanna. But her name is pronounced "HAW-nuh" not "HA-nuh", I really don't like it pronounced that way.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2007
Actually, even though I may be veering to the kreeyaytive side, the name looks better without an 'h'. Less. Bulky.
aqualime  4/5/2007
I agree with the person above me: this spelling looks much better and I like that it's slightly more creative than just plain "Hannah."
gracielou16  8/25/2007
I prefer to spell this name with the H at the end. (Plus, when you do it that way, it's a palindrome.)
Pippin  4/29/2008
I love the name Hanna! It's an awesome name. I like it spelled H-A-N-N-A. I don't know why anyone wouldn't love this name! Oh and if you make it a palindrome it's not unique anymore.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2008
This is my best friend's name. I used to jokingly call her "Annah," because it wasn't a palindrome. Our other friend's father always calls her "Hanna Montana," which is a drag.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/22/2008
I personally prefer Hannah, but this is a really pretty name! The reason is, to me Hanna looks incomplete without an extra -h. If I could, I would write the extra -h at the end of Hanna in novels.
LilSingstarEeyore  1/13/2009
Ok first of all I love it spelled without the H at the end. And I do like it with the H at the end. But my name is HANNA and I like it just the way it is. Very unique, it really is pretty BOTH ways with and without the h.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2009
My sister's name is Hanna (pronounced almost HUN-ah), like without the 'h', and I think it's prettier than Hannah. Because Hannah looks like really chunky and bulky, no offense to those called Hannah.
emsie_kat  4/12/2009
Hanna Falk Cross is the main character of the comic Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name. He's enthusiastic but obnoxious, more than a bit unstable, and a paranormal investigator with more than a little attitude of a car salesman. He often doesn't see things very realistically at all.
Wilted  8/29/2009
English pronunciation is "HAHN-nah".
― Anonymous User  5/3/2011
Saoirse Ronan played a character named Hanna in a movie of the same name.
the_awesome_elf  2/1/2012
This name is used in Belarus. The native spelling is identical to the Ukrainian one.
And I think both languages use it as a form of Anna rather than Hannah, but I'm not sure. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  8/31/2013
This is my name and growing up I hated it because I thought it was too simple and boring and people always put the H at the end which bothered me. But people always compliment my name and say it's pretty and that they like it. Most other Hannah's and Hanna's I've known are nice, smart, calm people.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2015
I had a childhood friend named Hanna and not only did I think the spelling of her name was really cool, but I also loved the pronunciation ("HAHN-na"). It was so fresh and unique from Hannah ("HAN-na") which just sounds whiny to me and reminds me too much of Hannah Montana or banana.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2015
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. Was an American animation studio. It was founded by directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2015
Hungarian pronunciation: HAWN-naw. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
Good name. I love Hanna Marin from Pretty Little Liars, she's my favourite character in the show and creates a good association of this name for me. I like it better without the pointless H at the end, also if it's spelled Hannah the name is a palindrome and the kid might be told this throughout her life when she introduces herself, which could be annoying. A good middle name for this name is Eleanor, which is Hanna Marin's middle name.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2016
I used to prefer this spelling but now, with a change of opinion, I favour the more frequently used, "Hannah"

Hanna is fine but I can see why the spelling of Hannah is enjoyed more. As a writer, I named one of my characters Hanna and I'm glad I decided to change it to Hannah instead. :P.
― Anonymous User  12/8/2016

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