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Given Name 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, which is used in the New Testament, has traditionally been more common 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, Annette, 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, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni (Hungarian), Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Anna, Annabella, Annetta (Italian), Anna, Anita (Latvian), Ona (Lithuanian), Ana (Macedonian), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anja, Annette, 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)
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