HANNAH
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: חַנָּה (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: HAN-ə (English), HAH-nah (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace". Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament. As an English name, Hannah was not regularly used until after the Protestant Reformation. The Greek and Latin version Anna is used in the New Testament; this form has traditionally been more widely used as a Christian name.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Channah, Chanah (Hebrew), Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye (Yiddish), Hanna, Hanne (German), Hanna (Dutch), Hanna, Hanne (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVE: Hendel (Yiddish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Quanna (African American), Ane, Anne (Basque), Anna, Hanna (Belarusian), Anna (Biblical Greek), Channah (Biblical Hebrew), Anna (Biblical Latin), Anna, Annick (Breton), Ana, Anna, Anka (Bulgarian), Aina, Anna, Anaïs (Catalan), Ana, Hana, Anica, Anita, Anja, Anka, Ankica, Jana (Croatian), Anna, Hana, Aneta (Czech), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Ane, Anika, Anita, Anja, Hanne (Danish), Anna, Anu (Estonian), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anja, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Hannele, Niina (Finnish), Ana (Georgian), Anna (Greek), Anna, Hanna, Anikó, Annuska, Panni (Hungarian), Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Anna, Annabella, Annetta (Italian), Anna, Anita (Latvian), Ona (Lithuanian), Ana (Macedonian), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anja, Anniken, Hanne (Norwegian), Anna, Anaïs (Occitan), Anna, Hanna, Ania, Anita, Anka, Hania (Polish), Ana, Anabela, Anita (Portuguese), Ana, Anca (Romanian), Anna, Ania, Annushka, Anushka, Anya (Russian), Annag, Nandag (Scottish), Ana, Anica, Anja, Anka, Jana (Serbian), Anna, Hana (Slovak), Ana, Anica, Anika, Anita, Anja (Slovene), Ana, Anabel, Anita (Spanish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian)
Popularity
United States  ranked #23 
England/Wales  ranked #42 
Canada (BC)  ranked #10 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #19 
Austria  ranked #2 
Belgium  - 
Denmark  - 
France  ranked #454 
Ireland  ranked #13 
Netherlands  ranked #63 
New Zealand  ranked #23 
Northern Ireland  ranked #21 
Norway  ranked #55 
Scotland  ranked #27