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Meaning & History

Originally a diminutive of ANN. It may have originated with the affectionate phrase mine Ann, which was later reinterpreted as my Nan. It is now also used as a short form of NANCY.
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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 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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Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute