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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AN(French, English)

Meaning & History

French form of ANNA. In the 13th-century it was imported to England, where it was also commonly spelled Ann. The name was borne by a 17th-century English queen and also by the second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (the mother of Queen Elizabeth I), who was eventually beheaded in the Tower of London. This is also the name of the heroine in 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908) by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery.
VariantsAnn, Anna(English) Anna(Swedish) Anna(Norwegian) Anna(Danish) Anna(Finnish) Anna(German) Anna(Dutch) Ane(Basque)
DiminutivesAnnette, Annie, Anouk, Ninon(French) Annette, Annie, Nan, Nancy, Nanette, Nannie, Nanny(English) Annette(Swedish) Annette(Norwegian) Annette(Danish) Annette, Annett(German) Annette, Annie, Annet(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesQuanna(African American) Hannah(Arabic) Anna, Hanna(Belarusian) Anna, Hannah(Biblical) 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, Nensi(Croatian) Anna, Hana, Aneta(Czech) Anna, Anu(Estonian) Anna(Faroese) Antje(Frisian) Ana, Anano, Ani, Anuki(Georgian) Anna(Greek) Channah, Hannah, Chanah(Hebrew) Anna, Hanna, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni(Hungarian) Anna, Hanna(Icelandic) Nainsí(Irish) Anna, Annabella, Annetta(Italian) Anna, Anita(Latvian) Ona(Lithuanian) Anke, Antje(Low German) Ana(Macedonian) Anna, Anaïs(Occitan) Anna, Hanna, Aneta, 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)
Same SpellingAnne (2)
User SubmissionsÁnne, Anne


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