Anne - girls name

Anne name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 73%

Anne name meaning:

The name Anne is derived from the Hebrew name Hannah, which means "grace" or "favor". It is a timeless and classic name that has been used in various cultures and languages throughout history. Anne is a name that is often associated with elegance, simplicity, and purity.

Historically, the name Anne has been popular among royalty and nobility, with several queens and princesses having borne this name. Notably, Queen Anne of Great Britain reigned in the early 18th century and is remembered for her patronage of the arts and her contributions to the country.

In literature, the name Anne is famously associated with the character Anne Shirley from Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" series. Anne Shirley is a strong-willed and imaginative young girl, known for her intelligence and beloved by readers worldwide.

Overall, the name Anne is a name that carries a sense of grace, elegance, and strength. It is a name that has stood the test of time and continues to be cherished by parents looking for a classic and timeless choice for their daughter.

Origin: Hebrew

Full of grace.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Anne , Aneisha, Anessa, Ani , Anisha , Anissa , Anki, Annabeth , Annalee , Annalisa, Annamarie, Anyssa, Nancey, Nanci , Nancie , Nanine, Nann, Nannette, Nynette

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Overall UK ranking: 1505 out of 5581

20 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Anne

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