Ann, Anne

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FOR REAL: Ann is the English form of Anne, the French form of the biblical Hebrew name Chanah which means 'God has favored me [with a child].' The meaning is sometimes said to be "grace." This meaning is the "grace" meaning "favor; thanks" (as in to say grace i.e. a prayer) not the one that means "not clumsy" as in "graceful." Though currently, Ann(e) isn't very popular as a first name, it still lives on as one of the most enduring middle names American women have.

diminutives: Annie, Nan, Nannie

related names: Hannah, Anna, Annette, other forms