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Hannah Meaning


What does Hannah mean?

The name Hannah is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Hannah is "favor, grace".

Hannah is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ha-nnah.

The Given Name Hannah

Hannah is the anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew Channah.

The Greek and Latin verion of the name, which is used in the New Testament, is Anna.

In the Bible, Hannah is "favored" or "graced" with a child, the prophet Samuel.

Hannah falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hannah Abbott, and Hannah Murray.

Hannah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 33 in baby name popularity for girls with 5,629 occurrences. It ranked 12,766 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 32 in baby name popularity for girls with 5,907 occurrences. It ranked 11,229 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

Want to see how Hannah sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Hannah Name Popularity Page.

Hannah Related Names

Hannah is a form of Channah.

Variants of the name Hannah include Hanah, Hananna, Hanna, Hannalee, Hannalore, Hannea, Hannela.

The names Anna, Chana, Chanah, Chani, Channa, Channah, Choni, Hannele, Hena, Henda, Hendel, Hene, Heneh, Henye are all forms of Hannah.

Hannah has the diminutives (nicknames) Hannie, Hanny.

Famous Hannahs

  • Hannah ~ Biblical Character (1 Sam. 1:2), 1 hurricane
  • Hannah Abbott ~ Harry Potter character
  • Hannah Murray ~ Actress

Hannah Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Hannah.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Hannah Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hannah.

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