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PronouncedPron.A-NET French
ə-NET English
a-NE-tə German

Meaning & History

French diminutive of ANNE (1). It has also been widely used in the English-speaking world, and it became popular in America in the late 1950s due to the fame of actress Annette Funicello (1942-).
VariantsAnnie, Anouk, Ninon French Annett German Annet Dutch
DiminutiveNettie English
Other Languages & CulturesQuanna African American Hannah Arabic Ane, Anne Basque 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, Anka, Jana, Nensi Croatian Anna, Hana, Aneta Czech Anna, Anu Estonian Anna Faroese Anna, Anne, Hanna, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Hannele, Niina Finnish Antje Frisian Ana, Anano, Ani, Anuki Georgian Anna Greek Channah, Hannah, Chanah Hebrew Anett, Anna, Hanna, 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, Anita, Anka, Hania Polish Ana, Anabela, Anita Portuguese Ana, Anca, Ani Romanian Anna, Ania, Annushka, Anya Russian Annag, Nandag Scottish Ana, Anica, Anka, Jana Serbian Anna, Hana Slovak Ana, Anica, Anika, Anita Slovene Ana, Anabel, Ani, Anita Spanish Anna, Hanna Ukrainian Hena, Henda, Hene, Henye, Hendel Yiddish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute