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Anne has been the name of some of the most recognizable historic figures ever. Six queens of England have carried the name, including two of them that were the wives of Henry VIII. Saint Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary. Anne Frank who hid from the Nazis from 1942 to 1944, her journal “The Diary of a Young Girl” has been translated into over 70 languages and is one of the best documentations of what it was like to live in the time of the occupation. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Anne:

Hebrew: Favour, grace, He (God) has favored me

Origin of the name Anne:

Hebrew. Anne is a Hebrew variant of Ann and Hannah. It is also a form of the Latin name Anna.

Symbolism of the name Anne:

Given the historic nature of the name, it has come to symbolize nobility, grace, and fortitude.

Style of the name Anne:


Gender of the name Anne:

Anne is most often given to baby girls as a name. In several countries the name is also given to baby boys on occasion.

Pronunciation of the name Anne:


Syllables in the name Anne:


Emotion evoked from the name Anne:

The name Anne evokes a feeling of sophistication, worthiness, and serenity.

Alternative spellings for the name Anne:


Nicknames for the name Anne:

Ann, Ne

Popularity of the name Anne:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Anne was ranked as the 625th most popular girl name in 2020. It was at peak popularity from 1947 to 1968 before declining, however it has become more popular within the last 20 years.

Related names for the name Anne:

Anna, Ann, Annie, Anni, Ana

Great middle names for Anne and their meanings:

  • Cecelia (blind, sixth)
  • Emberly (created name)
  • Patience (enduring, forbearing)
  • Rae (diminutive or nickname for Rachel)
  • Skye (Isle of Skye)
  • Zoey (life)

Famous people with the name Anne:

  • Anne Hathaway (actress)
  • Anne Heche (actress)
  • Anne Archer (actress)
  • Anne Dudek (actress)
  • Anne Frank (German-Dutch diarist and Holocaust victim)

Anne in movies/pop culture:

  • Anne Glass (character in the television series “Falling Skies”)
  • Anne Lewis (character in the “Robocop” movies)
  • Anne Marie (character in the movie “All Dogs Go to Heaven”)
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