Annie - Meaning of Annie

What does Annie mean?

[ 2 syll. an-nie, ann-ie ] The baby girl name Annie is pronounced as AEN-iy- †. Annie is mainly used in the English and Dutch languages. It is of Hebrew origin. The name was first popularized among English speakers by the Scottish song Annie Laurie (1834-1835). The song was based on a poem written by William Douglas (1672-1748) to his love interest Anne Laurie when he was a soldier. Among Americans, the name was later made known by Little Orphan Annie (1924-1939), a daily comic strip created by Harold Gray which gave rise to the Broadway musical Annie (1977-) and subsequent film adaptations (1982,1999).

Annie is a familiar form of the English and Greek name Ann.

Annie is also a familiar form of Anna in the English language.

Annie is also a familiar form of the English, French, German, and Scandinavian name Anne in the English language.

The Armenian and English Ani, the English Anie, the name Annee, the Dutch Anneke, the name Anney, the name Anni, and the name Anny are variant forms of Annie.

Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Annie.

Another variant of Annie is the English short form Ann.

See also the related forms, the name Annie Claude, the name Annie Kim, and the name Annie Pier.

See also the related categories, english, hebrew, song (dance), dutch, and americans.

Annie is a classic favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. In 1900, 1.046% of baby girls were given the name Annie. It was #11 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is of modest use in recent years. In 2018, its usage was only 0.059% and its ranking #308, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Anna, out of all girl names in its family. In 2018, it was 4 times more commonly used than Annie. The name Annie has primarily been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the last century. In 1937, 92 times more girls than boys were given the name Annie.

Baby names that sound like Annie include Anee, Aney, Anie, Anni, Anny, Aami, Aamu, Aimé, Aimée, Aine, Aino, Ama, Amah, Aman, Ame, Amie, Amii, Amma, Ammee, and Ammie.

† Pronunciation for Annie: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

Details of famous persons named Annie:
Activist Annie Besant, born October 1 , 1847 - September 20, 1933, Clapham, London, England.
Author Annie Proulx, born 22 August 1935, Norwich, Connecticut.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz, born 2 October 1949, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Sharpshooter Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey August 13, 1860 - November 3, 1926, Woodland, Ohio.
Singer Annie Lennox, born 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Meaning of Annie Meaning of Ann Meaning of Ani Meaning of Anie Meaning of Anni Meaning of Anny Meaning of Anna Meaning of Anne Meaning of Annika Meaning of Annie Claude Meaning of Annie Kim Meaning of Annie Pier
Baby Name Explorer for Annie

Annie Popularity Charts

blue:boy name
red:girl name
italics:unisex name
bold:primary name