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What does Hannah mean?

Meaning of the name HannahAnnaNanneyHaniAnnChannahRohanaHanAnnickaHendelHanneleHannieNancyHaniaHanskiHannaRosannahAlannahHanahHanneHajnaNannyAnsHanaHanny

[ 2 syll. han-nah, ha-nn-ah ] The baby girl name Hannah is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced in English as HHAEN-ah or in German as HHAA-Naa †. Hannah is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English, French, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

Hannah is a form (English, French, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish) of Anna.

Hannah is also a form (English) of the Hebrew Channah.


The shortening Han (English), the diminutives Ann (English), Annicka (Scandinavian), Ans (Dutch), Hani (Finnish), Hannele (Finnish and German), Hannie (English), Hanny (English), Hanski (Finnish), Hendel (Yiddish), Nancy (English), Nanney (English), and Nanny (English), and the spelling variants Hanah (English) and Hanna (Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Latvian, Polish, Scandinavian, and Ukrainian) are forms of the name.

See also the related forms, Alannah, Rohana, Rosannah, Hajna, Hana, Hania, Hanne, Hena, Henda, Hene, and Henye.

See also the related categories, yiddish, french, and german.

Hannah is very popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1950s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked in 2000 with 1.157% of baby girls being named Hannah. It had a ranking of #2 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2016, it ranked at #33 with a usage of 0.311%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Hannah was 26% more popular than the 2nd ranked name, Anna, in 2016. Hannah has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.

Baby names that sound like Hannah include Hana, Hanaa, Hanah, Hanna, Chana, Chanah, Channah, Haimee, Haimey, Haimie, Hajna, Hama, Hamah, Hamma, Hammah, Hanga, Hanh, Hani, Hania, and Hanin.

† Pronunciation for Hannah: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

Details of famous persons named Hannah:
Actress Dakota Fanning, born Hannah Dakota Fanning 23 February 1994, Conyers, Georgia.
Actress Hannah Gordon, born Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon 9 April 1941, Edinburgh, Scotland, England.
Poet Hannah Cowley, born Hannah Parkhouse 14 March 1743 - 11 March 1809, Tiverton, Devon, England.


Meaning of Hannah Meaning of Han Meaning of Ann Meaning of Nanny Meaning of Nanney Meaning of Nancy Meaning of Hanny Meaning of Hannie Meaning of Hanah Meaning of Hanna Meaning of Hania Meaning of Hana Meaning of Anna Meaning of Channah Meaning of Alannah Meaning of Rohana Meaning of Rosannah
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