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Origin & Meaning

The name Anne is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Anne is "favor, grace".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 553  in baby name popularity for girls with 556 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Anne Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Anne has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Anne to other names.


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Related Names

Anne is a variant spelling of Ann.

Anne has the diminutives (nicknames) Nana, Nancy, Nanny.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Anne Bancroft, Anne Bolen, Anne Landers, Anne Murray, Anne Rice, Anne Frank.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Anne.

Just for fun, see the name Anne 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 Anne in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.