Hannah

First Name
428k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hannah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hannah

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

Wiktionary

From the Hebrew חַנָּה (ḥannâ), meaning favour, grace, or graced with child.

  1. Mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament.
  2. A female given name.

Hannah was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Hannah

Dakota Fanning is an actress and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1999. Dakota was given the name Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23rd, 1994 in Conyers, Georgia, U.S.

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Hannah Arendt was a philosopher. Hannah was born on October 14th, 1906 in Linden, German Empire. She breathed her last breath on December 4th, 1975.

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Hannah Murray is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Hannah was born Hannah Murray on July 1st, 1989 in Bristol.

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Hannah Simone is an actress, model, television hostess, vj, television presenter, and vj (media personality). She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Hannah was born on August 3rd, 1980 in London, England, UK.

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She was most active from 2011 to 2011. Hannah was born on September 6th, 1989 in Anlaby.

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Hannah was born on November 2nd, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hannah

Daryl Hannah is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1978. Daryl was given the name Daryl Christine Hannah on December 3rd, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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John Hannah is an actor. He has been prominent since 1987. John was born on April 23rd, 1962 in East Kilbride.

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Lucy was born on July 16th, 1875 in Linden, Alabama, United States. She left this life on March 21st, 1993.

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Page Hannah is an actress. Her career lasted from 1981 to 1994. Page was given the name Patricia Alberta Hannah on April 13th, 1964 in Chicago. Page is also known as Adler and Page.

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Bryony Hannah is an actress.

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Kristin Hannah is a novelist. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Kristin was born on September 25th, 1960 in Garden Grove, California.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 221 221 0 #96 girl name
1881 196 196 0
1882 214 214 0
1883 209 209 0
1884 275 275 0
1885 236 236 0
1886 254 254 0
1887 279 279 0
1888 295 295 0
1889 301 301 0
1890 267 267 0
1891 293 293 0
1892 326 326 0
1893 304 304 0
1894 293 293 0
1895 301 301 0
1896 323 323 0
1897 288 288 0
1898 338 338 0
1899 288 288 0
1900 325 325 0
1901 266 266 0
1902 271 271 0
1903 250 250 0
1904 261 261 0
1905 219 219 0
1906 256 256 0
1907 239 239 0
1908 240 240 0
1909 278 278 0
1910 305 305 0
1911 279 279 0
1912 359 359 0
1913 396 396 0
1914 443 443 0
1915 546 546 0
1916 549 549 0
1917 541 541 0
1918 513 513 0
1919 539 534 5
1920 471 471 0
1921 496 496 0
1922 411 411 0
1923 435 435 0
1924 381 381 0
1925 381 381 0
1926 360 360 0
1927 347 347 0
1928 274 274 0
1929 255 255 0
1930 250 250 0
1931 213 213 0
1932 231 231 0
1933 202 202 0
1934 239 239 0
1935 208 208 0
1936 174 174 0
1937 199 199 0
1938 197 197 0
1939 212 212 0
1940 188 188 0
1941 180 180 0
1942 213 213 0
1943 196 196 0
1944 166 166 0
1945 153 153 0
1946 143 143 0
1947 184 184 0
1948 183 183 0
1949 171 171 0
1950 165 165 0
1951 164 164 0
1952 151 151 0
1953 154 154 0
1954 153 153 0
1955 135 135 0
1956 140 140 0
1957 124 124 0
1958 124 124 0
1959 136 136 0
1960 133 133 0
1961 150 150 0
1962 142 142 0
1963 146 146 0
1964 136 136 0
1965 123 123 0
1966 133 133 0
1967 123 123 0
1968 142 142 0
1969 142 142 0
1970 173 173 0
1971 180 180 0
1972 250 250 0
1973 300 300 0
1974 326 326 0
1975 443 443 0
1976 536 536 0
1977 634 634 0
1978 735 735 0
1979 977 971 6
1980 1,229 1,222 7
1981 1,413 1,413 0
1982 1,587 1,580 7
1983 2,412 2,400 12
1984 2,280 2,266 14
1985 2,456 2,448 8
1986 3,397 3,385 12 #82 girl name
1987 4,618 4,592 26 #66 girl name
1988 5,581 5,559 22 #61 girl name
1989 7,876 7,830 46 #42 girl name
1990 10,303 10,274 29 #30 girl name
1991 10,791 10,768 23 #29 girl name
1992 11,503 11,491 12 #26 girl name
1993 12,523 12,504 19 #21 girl name
1994 14,512 14,494 18 #16 girl name
1995 17,032 17,010 22 #7 girl name
1996 18,616 18,595 21 #7 girl name
1997 20,609 20,591 18 #5 girl name
1998 21,394 21,373 21 #2 girl name
1999 21,699 21,673 26 #2 girl name
2000 23,105 23,080 25 #2 girl name
2001 20,734 20,712 22 #3 girl name
2002 18,845 18,819 26 #3 girl name
2003 17,658 17,634 24 #4 girl name
2004 15,707 15,604 103 #5 girl name
2005 14,858 14,845 13 #7 girl name
2006 14,557 14,544 13 #8 girl name
2007 13,321 13,304 17 #9 girl name
2008 9,572 9,560 12 #17 girl name
2009 7,581 7,568 13 #23 girl name
2010 6,995 6,987 8 #21 girl name
2011 6,572 6,566 6 #25 girl name
2012 7,279 7,274 5 #22 girl name
2013 7,303 7,294 9 #23 girl name
2014 6,584 6,579 5 #28 girl name
2015 6,415 6,406 9 #28 girl name
2016 6,002 6,002 0 #33 girl name
2017 5,878 5,872 6 #32 girl name

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Popularity of Hannah as a first name

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Popularity of Hannah as a last name

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Common last names for Hannah

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Nelson
  • Peterson
  • Wilson
  • Cohen
  • Lewis
  • Olson
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • White
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hannah U.S.
  White 68.46% 64.26%
  African American 26.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hannah

People with the last name Hannah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hannah

  • What name lists does Hannah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Hannah? Hannah is the 156th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Hannah was the 32nd most popular name. As a last name Hannah was the 1,779th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hannah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 428,456 babies born with the first name Hannah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hannah to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hannah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 221 new born babies.
  • When was Hannah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hannah is Monday, September 17th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Hannah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hannah was in 2000 with a total of 23,080 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hannah!
  • Random Hannah Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hannah ranks 13th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 1,059 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Hannah: Your name in reverse order is Hannah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hhanan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hannah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,138 people with the last name Hannah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hannah? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Hannah as their last name.

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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).
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