Anne is the French feminine form of Anna, the Greek form of Hebrew Channah meaning “favor” or “grace”. Anne is also a Frisian masculine name derived from Germanic element arn meaning “eagle”, and has been used as a male name in France, the Netherlands, and even Scotland. In Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor (1602) one of the characters is called Anne.

Nicknames: Annie/Anny

Origin: Hebrew, Germanic



  • Ann (English)
  • Anna (English, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Slovak, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Faroese, Catalan, Occitan, Breton)
  • Ana (Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Bulgarian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Georgian)
  • Ane (Basque)
  • Annette (French, English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch)
  • Annett (German)
  • Annet (Dutch)
  • Annetta (Italian)
  • Anouk (Dutch, French)
  • Ninon (French)
  • Annick (Breton)
  • Hana (Czech, Slovak, Croatian)
  • Anita (Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Slovene, English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Latvian)
  • Anya (Russian)
  • Channah (Hebrew)


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