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Anna Meaning


What does Anna mean?

The name Anna is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Anna is "favor, grace".

It is also of Latin origin, where its meaning is "gracious".

Anna is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-nna.

The Given Name Anna

Anna is an anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Channah, whose biblical English translation is Hannah.

This spelling was used in the Greek and Latin versions of the Old Testament. It appears in the New Testament as the name of a prophetess.

Anna falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Anna Akhmatova, and Anna Chlumsky.

Anna Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 54 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,145 occurrences. It ranked 12,216 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 53 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,544 occurrences. It ranked 8,864 in baby name popularity for boys with 8 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Anna has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Anna Name Popularity Page.

Anna Related Names

Famous Annas

  • Anna ~ 3 hurricanes, 2 storms, Polish Queen (1575-1586), Russian Ruler (1730-1740), Biblical Character (Luke 2:36)
  • Anna Akhmatova ~ Writer
  • Anna Chlumsky ~ Actress
  • Anna Faris ~ Actress
  • Anna Fenninger ~ Skier
  • Anna Giustiniani ~ Saint
  • Anna Harrison ~ U. S. First Lady (1841)
  • Anna Karenina ~ Anna Karenina character
  • Anna Katharina Emmerick ~ Saint
  • Anna Kendrick ~ Actress
  • Anna Magnani ~ Actress
  • Anna Maria Taigi ~ Saint
  • Anna Michelotti ~ Saint
  • Anna Nicole Smith ~ Actress
  • Anna Paquin ~ Actress
  • Anna Popplewell ~ Actress
  • Anna Rosa Gattorno ~ Saint
  • Anna Schaffer ~ Saint
  • Anna Sewell ~ Writer
  • Anna Torv ~ Actress

Anna Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Anna.

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Anna Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Anna in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Anna.

Just for fun, see the name Anna in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Anna in Nautical Flags page.