Ann - Meaning of Ann
[ 1 syll. an(n), ann- ] The baby girl name Ann is pronounced as aeN †. Ann has its origins in the Arabic, Hebrew, Germanic, English, and Old Greek languages. It is used largely in the English and Greek languages. The name has been used by English speakers since the medieval period.
Ann is a derivative of the English and Arabic Anissa.
Ann is also a short form of the English, German, and Italian Annabella.
Ann is also a short form of the name Annabeth.
Ann is also a short form of the German and French Annalise.
Ann is also a short form of the name Annasophia.
Ann is also a derivative (English) of the English, French, German, and Scandinavian Anne.
Ann is also a short form of the English and Dutch Annie.
Ann is also a short form of the Russian, Dutch, Finnish, German, Scandinavian, and English Annika.
Ann is also a familiar form of the Dutch and French Anouk.
Ann is also a familiar form of the English and Scottish Ansley.
Ann is also a familiar form (English and Greek) of the English and German Anthea.
Ann has 18 derivatives that are used in English and foreign languages. Derivatives of the name used in English include Ane, Anice, Annchen, Annze, Anouche, Louann, and Nannie. Other English forms include the familiar forms Annie (also used in Dutch), Nan, Nana (also used in Spanish, African, French, Japanese, and Swahili), Nancy, and Nina (also used in Hungarian), and the variant spelling Anne (also used in French, German, and Scandinavian).
Foreign derivatives include the Spanish Anita, the French Annette, the French Nanon, and the Italian Vani. Specific foreign forms include the familiar form Ninoshka (Russian), and the variant spelling Ayn (Russian).
The origin and meaning of the name Ann is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related forms, Abiann, Ann Catherine, Ann Julie, Annjanette, Anson, Beth Ann, Beverlyann, Bobbi-Ann, Coriann, Graceann, Harleyann, Ivyann, Janeann, Jeanann, Jodyann, Joriann, Joshann, Josiann, Joyann, Judyann, Julie Ann, Kariane, Karol Ann, Kelly Ann, Keriann, Loriann, Lysann, Marian, Marie Ann, Maryann, Ruthann, Staceyann, Sueann, Sylviann, and Leann.
Ann is an all-time favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was in the past. Its usage peaked in 1936 with 0.618% of baby girls being given the name Ann. It was #28 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and it is of only very modest use in recent years. In 2018, it ranked at #983 with a usage of 0.015%. Among the family of girl names directly linked to Ann, Hannah was the most widely used. It was 21 times more widely used than Ann in 2018. The name Ann has primarily been a girl name, although it has also been given to boys in the last century. In 1910, 76 times more girls than boys were given the name Ann.
† Pronunciation for Ann: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Ann:
Columnist Ann Landers, born Esther Pauline Friedman 4 July 1918 - 22 June 2002, Sioux City, Iowa.
Dancer Ann Reinking, born 10 November 1949, Seattle, Washington.
Religious Figure Mother Ann Lee, born 29 February 1736 - 8 September 1784, Manchester, England.