Anne
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
AN
Meaning
Gracious, merciful
More info about the name "Anne"

Anne is a variant of Anna. Anna is most likely a variant of a Hebrew name Hannah, meaning "gracious" or "favored", because in the Bible she was a sincere and merciful woman. Ultimately the name lost its initial 'h'. Anna was the name of many women belonging to Russian royalty, it is also the main character in 'Anna Karenina', a novel by Leo Tolstoy. Together with its many variations, Anna has been a popular female name for many centuries and is constantly topping the name charts.

Popularity of the Name Anne
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Famous Annes

Anne Bancroft - actress
Anne Baxter - actress
Anne Bronte - novelist
Anne Francis - actress
Anne Hathaway - actress
Anne Heche - actress
Anne Murray - singer
Anne Rice - writer
Anne Veski - musician

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