• 321k Anne
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What does the name Anne mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Anne

"Anne" is a name of English origin, and it means "Variant of Hebrew Hannah meaning Favor. Grace". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)
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The French spelling of Ann, used interchangeably since the Middle Ages. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (ḥannâ), meaning 'grace; gracious'. Compare with John.

  1. A female given name.

A shortened form of any of various Germanic masculine names which began with arn (eagle), such as Arnold.

  1. (very rare) A male given name.

    Anne was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Norman, Norwegian, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Anne

    Anne Gorsuch was a 4th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Anne was born on April 21st, 1942 in Casper, Wyoming. She passed away on July 18th, 2004.

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    Anne Hathaway is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Anne was given the name Anne Jacqueline Hathaway on November 12th, 1982 in Brooklyn.

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    Anne Frank is a writer. Anne was given the name Annelies or Anneliese Marie Frank on June 12th, 1929 in Frankfurt.

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    Anne Boleyn was royalty. She was most prominent from 1533 to 1536. Anne was born as the child of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Elizabeth Boleyn, and Countess of Wiltshire in Blickling Hall, Norfolk or Hever Castle, Kent. She left this life on May 19th, 1536.

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    Anne was royalty. She was most prominent from 1702 to 1707. Anne was born as the child of James II of England and Anne Hyde on February 6th, 1665 in St James's Palace. She breathed her last breath on August 1st, 1714.

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    Anne Bancroft was an actress. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2005. Anne was given the name Anna Maria Louisa Italiano on September 17th, 1931 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. She died on June 6th, 2005.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Anne

    Princess Anne is royalty. She holds the title Princess Royal([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Princess Royal. Princess was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on August 15th, 1950 in Clarence House.

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    Anne was royalty. She was most prominent from 1702 to 1707. Anne was born as the child of James II of England and Anne Hyde on February 6th, 1665 in St James's Palace. She breathed her last breath on August 1st, 1714.

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    Saint Anne is a saint. She holds the title Mother of the Virgin, Mystic, Maternal Heroine, and Woman of Amram.

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    Kansiime Anne is an entertainer, actress, comedian, and writer. She holds the title Africa's Queen of Comedy”. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Kansiime was given the name Kansiime Kubiryaba Anne on April 13th, 1987 in Kabale, Uganda.

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    Marie Anne was royalty. She was most active from 1905 to present. Marie was born as the child of Miguel I of Portugal and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg on July 13th, 1861 in Schloss Bronnbach, Württemberg. She left this life on July 31st, 1942.

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    Countess was born on February 8th, 1902. She passed away on July 3rd, 1992.

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    How popular is the baby name Anne in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 136 136 0
    1881 131 131 0
    1882 168 168 0
    1883 183 183 0
    1884 242 242 0
    1885 203 203 0
    1886 211 211 0
    1887 249 249 0
    1888 292 292 0
    1889 311 311 0
    1890 319 319 0
    1891 342 342 0
    1892 407 407 0
    1893 400 400 0
    1894 427 427 0
    1895 462 462 0
    1896 423 423 0
    1897 479 479 0
    1898 496 496 0
    1899 476 476 0
    1900 619 614 5
    1901 504 504 0
    1902 564 564 0
    1903 581 581 0 #100 girl name
    1904 631 631 0 #97 girl name
    1905 708 708 0 #98 girl name
    1906 835 835 0 #85 girl name
    1907 980 980 0 #79 girl name
    1908 1,094 1,088 6 #75 girl name
    1909 1,115 1,110 5 #76 girl name
    1910 1,413 1,413 0 #67 girl name
    1911 1,603 1,598 5 #64 girl name
    1912 2,376 2,369 7 #58 girl name
    1913 2,694 2,684 10 #57 girl name
    1914 3,375 3,365 10 #53 girl name
    1915 4,342 4,333 9 #52 girl name
    1916 4,583 4,571 12 #53 girl name
    1917 4,610 4,603 7 #53 girl name
    1918 4,578 4,567 11 #54 girl name
    1919 3,983 3,975 8 #63 girl name
    1920 4,123 4,114 9 #65 girl name
    1921 4,012 4,006 6 #70 girl name
    1922 3,980 3,972 8 #66 girl name
    1923 3,736 3,728 8 #71 girl name
    1924 3,638 3,629 9 #79 girl name
    1925 3,328 3,320 8 #85 girl name
    1926 3,114 3,108 6 #86 girl name
    1927 2,942 2,929 13 #91 girl name
    1928 2,833 2,824 9 #93 girl name
    1929 2,898 2,882 16 #91 girl name
    1930 3,108 3,094 14 #83 girl name
    1931 2,993 2,977 16 #80 girl name
    1932 2,975 2,969 6 #81 girl name
    1933 2,777 2,766 11 #85 girl name
    1934 2,791 2,784 7 #88 girl name
    1935 2,904 2,895 9 #84 girl name
    1936 2,763 2,755 8 #89 girl name
    1937 2,737 2,723 14 #92 girl name
    1938 2,895 2,886 9 #84 girl name
    1939 2,783 2,768 15 #85 girl name
    1940 2,911 2,897 14 #84 girl name
    1941 3,108 3,096 12 #82 girl name
    1942 3,531 3,524 7 #76 girl name
    1943 3,543 3,534 9 #80 girl name
    1944 3,221 3,211 10 #86 girl name
    1945 3,413 3,408 5 #81 girl name
    1946 4,116 4,116 0 #81 girl name
    1947 4,187 4,187 0 #94 girl name
    1948 4,129 4,122 7 #87 girl name
    1949 4,059 4,050 9 #86 girl name
    1950 4,467 4,459 8 #84 girl name
    1951 4,882 4,873 9 #82 girl name
    1952 5,264 5,256 8 #79 girl name
    1953 5,262 5,255 7 #80 girl name
    1954 5,312 5,300 12 #80 girl name
    1955 5,224 5,213 11 #84 girl name
    1956 5,364 5,356 8 #86 girl name
    1957 5,487 5,479 8 #87 girl name
    1958 5,469 5,455 14 #87 girl name
    1959 5,753 5,743 10 #82 girl name
    1960 5,644 5,632 12 #88 girl name
    1961 5,531 5,518 13 #90 girl name
    1962 5,291 5,273 18 #84 girl name
    1963 5,341 5,329 12 #80 girl name
    1964 5,428 5,412 16 #76 girl name
    1965 4,733 4,724 9 #78 girl name
    1966 4,167 4,156 11 #83 girl name
    1967 4,112 4,100 12 #84 girl name
    1968 3,925 3,914 11 #88 girl name
    1969 3,728 3,710 18
    1970 3,457 3,439 18
    1971 2,928 2,919 9
    1972 2,277 2,265 12
    1973 2,459 2,451 8
    1974 2,474 2,463 11
    1975 2,290 2,285 5
    1976 2,231 2,222 9
    1977 2,363 2,355 8
    1978 2,479 2,469 10
    1979 2,739 2,734 5
    1980 2,789 2,779 10
    1981 2,819 2,807 12
    1982 2,459 2,445 14
    1983 2,314 2,305 9
    1984 2,245 2,236 9
    1985 2,031 2,021 10
    1986 1,930 1,917 13
    1987 1,884 1,869 15
    1988 1,857 1,851 6
    1989 1,898 1,879 19
    1990 1,936 1,926 10
    1991 1,672 1,672 0
    1992 1,684 1,684 0
    1993 1,489 1,483 6
    1994 1,432 1,432 0
    1995 1,390 1,385 5
    1996 1,324 1,324 0
    1997 1,345 1,345 0
    1998 1,134 1,134 0
    1999 1,083 1,083 0
    2000 1,081 1,081 0
    2001 1,023 1,023 0
    2002 940 940 0
    2003 796 796 0
    2004 765 765 0
    2005 709 709 0
    2006 689 689 0
    2007 608 608 0
    2008 634 634 0
    2009 557 557 0
    2010 484 484 0
    2011 485 485 0
    2012 525 525 0
    2013 572 572 0
    2014 558 558 0
    2015 541 541 0
    2016 560 560 0

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    Popularity of Anne as a first name

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    Popularity of Anne as a last name

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    Common last names for Anne

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Martin
    • Wilson
    • Sullivan
    • Murphy
    • White
    • Kelly
    • Thompson
    • Cohen
    • Clark
    • Obrien

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Anne U.S.
      White 41.73% 64.26%
      African American 13.48% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.77% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Anne

    People with the last name Anne are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Anne

    • How Popular is the name Anne? Anne is the 223rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Anne was the 35,993rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Anne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 321,416 babies born with the first name Anne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anne to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 136 new born babies.
    • When was Anne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anne is Thursday, November 15th, 1866.
    • What year had the most people named Anne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anne was in 1959 with a total of 5,743 babies. That's a lot of babies named Anne!
    • Random Anne Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anne ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 40 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1965.
    • Weird things about the name Anne: Your name in reverse order is Enna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nean. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Anne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 623 people with the last name Anne.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Anne as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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