Given Name HANNAH

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: חַנָּה (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: HAN-ə (English), HA-na (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.

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.

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VARIANTS: Chanah, Channah (Hebrew), Hanna, Hanne (German), Hanna (Dutch), Hanna, Hanne (Swedish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Quanna (African American), Ane, Anne (Basque), Anna, Hanna (Belarusian), Anna (Biblical Greek), Channah (Biblical Hebrew), Anna (Biblical Latin), Anna, Annick (Breton), Ana, Anna, Ani, 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 (Faroese), Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anja, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Hannele, Niina (Finnish), Antje (Frisian), Ana, Ani, Anuki (Georgian), Anna (Greek), Anna, Hanna, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni (Hungarian), Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Anna, Annabella, Annetta (Italian), Anna, Anita (Latvian), Ona (Lithuanian), Anke, Antje (Low German), 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, Ani (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, Ani, Anita (Spanish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian), Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye, Hendel (Yiddish)
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Austria
2014
  Belgium
not
ranked
2015
  Canada (BC)
2015
  Denmark
not
ranked
2015
  England and Wales
2015
  France
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2015
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Norway
2015
  Scotland
2016
  Switzerland
2013