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Meaning & History

Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANN. It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source.
DiminutivesNan, Nance
Other Languages & CulturesQuanna African American Agnesa Albanian Agnes, Hagne Ancient Greek Hannah Arabic Ane, Anne Basque Anna, Hanna Belarusian Anna, Hannah Biblical Anna Biblical Greek Channah Biblical Hebrew Anna Biblical Latin Anna, Oanez, Annick Breton Ana, Anna Bulgarian Agnès, Aina, Anna, Anaïs Catalan Agneza, Ana, Hana, Ines, Janja, Nensi Croatian Anežka, Anna, Hana Czech Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnetha, Agnethe, Ane, Anika, Anita, Annette Danish Agnes, Anna, Anne, Annelien, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annet, Annette, Annie, Annika, Anouk, Ans, Antje, Nes, Neske Dutch Anna, Age, Anu Estonian Anna Faroese Anna, Anne, Aune, Hanna, Iines, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Niina Finnish Agnès, Anne, Hannah, Inès, Anaïs, Annette, Annie, Anouk, Ninon French Antje Frisian Ana, Anano, Ani, Anuki Georgian Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anina, Anita, Annett, Annette, Annika German Anna Greek Channah, Hannah, Chanah Hebrew Ágnes, Anna, Hanna, Ági, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni Hungarian Agnes, Anna, Hanna Icelandic Aignéis, Nainsí Irish Agnese, Anna, Annabella, Ines, Annetta Italian Agnese, Agnija, Anna, Inese, Anita Latvian Nes, Neske Limburgish Agnė, Inesa, Ona Lithuanian Anke, Antje Low German Agnija, Ana Macedonian Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnetha, Agnethe, Anita, Annette, Anniken Norwegian Anna, Anaïs Occitan Agnieszka, Anna, Hanna, Anita, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagusia Polish Ana, Anabela, Inês, Anita Portuguese Ana, Anca, Ani Romanian Agnessa, Anna Russian Annag, Nandag Scottish Agnija, Ana, Janja Serbian Agnesa, Anna, Hana, Agneša Slovak Ana, Ines, Neža, Anica, Anika, Anita Slovene Ana, Anabel, Inés, Ani, Anita Spanish Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agneta, Agnetha, Anita, Annette, Annika, Hannah Swedish Anna, Hanna Ukrainian Nest, Nesta Welsh Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye Yiddish
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