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Anna (given name)

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Pronunciation  /ˈænə/
Language(s)  Hebrew, Greek, Latin
Gender  Female
Meaning  full of grace, Favor
Anna (given name)
See also  Ana, Ann, Anne, Annie, Annette

Anna is a Latin form of the Greek name Ἅννα and the Hebrew name Hannah (Hebrew: חַנָּה Ḥannāh‎‎, meaning "favor" or "grace"). Anna is in wide use in countries across the world as are its variants Anne, originally a French version of the name, though in use in English speaking countries for hundreds of years, and Ann, which was originally the English spelling. Saint Anne was traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for its wide use and popularity among Christians. The name has also been used for numerous saints and queens.

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Variant forms

Alternate forms of Anna, including spelling variants, short forms, diminutives and transliterations are:

  • Aina – Catalan, Swedish, Latvian, Lithuanian
  • Áine – Irish
  • Ana – Bulgarian, Croatian, Galician, Georgian, Hawaiian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish, Albanian.
  • آنا – Arabic
  • ანა – Georgian
  • Anaïs – Catalan, French, Provençal
  • Anano – Georgian
  • Anča – Slovak, Romanian
  • Ance – Latvian
  • Anci – Hungarian
  • Ancsa – Hungarian
  • Ane – Basque, Danish, Hawaiian
  • Anechka – Russian
  • Anelie – German
  • Anella – Estonian
  • Anelle – Estonian
  • Aneta – Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Polish
  • Anete – Estonian, Latvian
  • Anett – Estonian
  • Anette – Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Ania – Polish
  • Anica – Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Spanish
  • Anice – Scots
  • Anicuta – Portuguese, Romanian
  • Anika – Danish, Dutch, German
  • Annika – Swedish, Finnish
  • Anikó – Hungarian
  • Anina – German
  • Anissa – English
  • Anisa – Albanian
  • Anita – Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, English, Polish
  • Anitte – German
  • Anja – Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Serbian, Slovene, Swedish
  • Anka – Bulgarian, Czech, German, Croatian, Polish, Russian, Serbian
  • Anke – Frisian, German
  • Ann – Danish, English, Estonian, Swedish
  • Anna – Armenian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malayalam, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish
  • 安娜 – Mandarin Chinese
  • アンナ: Japanese
  • Annaki – Greek
  • Annamma – Malayalam
  • Annchen – German
  • Anne – Danish, English, French
  • Anneka – English
  • Anneke – Dutch
  • Anneli – Estonian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Annelie – Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Annelien – Dutch
  • Annella – Scots
  • Annele – Latvian
  • Annelle – French
  • Annetta – Italian
  • Annette – Danish, French, Swedish
  • Anni – Estonian, Finnish, German, Swedish
  • Annick – Breton
  • Annie – English / French
  • Anniina – Finnish
  • Annija – Latvian
  • Annika – Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Swedish
  • Annike – Estonian
  • Anniken – Norwegian
  • Anniki – Estonian
  • Annikki – Finnish
  • Anniņa – Latvian
  • Annio – Greek
  • Annora – English
  • Annouche – French
  • Annoula – Greek
  • Annu – Finnish
  • Annus – Hungarian
  • Annukka – Finnish
  • Annushka – Russian
  • Annuska – Hungarian
  • Anona – English
  • Anouk – Dutch, French
  • Ans – Dutch
  • Antje – Dutch, German
  • Anu – Estonian, Finnish
  • Anushka – Russian
  • Anya – Russian,
  • Anyuta – Russian
  • Asya – Russian
  • Asenka – Russian
  • Chana – Hebrew
  • Chanah – Hebrew
  • Channah – Hebrew
  • Enye – Hebrew
  • Hajna – Hungarian
  • Hana ܚܐܢܐ – Assyrian Aramaic (Surayt)
  • Hana – Czech, Slovak, Turkish
  • Hania – Polish
  • Hanna – Belarusian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Ge'ez, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian
  • Hannah – Hebrew, Arabic, English, Estonian, Swedish
  • Hanne – German, Scandinavian
  • Hannela – Estonian
  • Hannele – Estonian, Finnish
  • Hannelore – German
  • Hena – Yiddish
  • Henda – Yiddish
  • Hendel – Yiddish
  • Hene – Yiddish
  • Henye – Yiddish
  • Ona – Hebrew, Lithuanian, Finnish
  • Onnee – Manx
  • Panna – Hungarian
  • Yanina – Latvian
  • Composite names including Anna and variants

  • Áine- Irish version of Anna
  • Anabel – English, Galician, Polish, Spanish
  • Anabela – Portuguese
  • Anabella – Spanish, English
  • Anabelle – English
  • Analeigh – English
  • Ana María – Spanish
  • Anamaria – English
  • Anamaría – Spanish
  • Ana-Maria – Romanian
  • Annabel – Catalan, English, Estonian
  • Anna-Bella – English, Swedish
  • Annabella – English, Italian
  • Annabelle – English, French
  • Annabeth – English
  • Anna-Carin – Swedish
  • Anna-Greta – Swedish
  • Annalee – English
  • Anna-Lisa – Swedish
  • Anna Maria – Catalan
  • Anna-Maria – Estonian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish,
  • Annamaria – Italian
  • Annamária – Hungarian
  • Ann-Britt – Swedish
  • Ann-Charlotte – Swedish
  • Ann-Christin – Swedish
  • Annegret – German
  • Annelies – Dutch, German
  • Anneliese – Dutch, German
  • Annelise – Danish
  • Annemarie – Dutch, English, German
  • Ann-Kristin – Swedish
  • Ann-Louise – Swedish
  • Ann-Margret – Swedish
  • Ann-Mari – Swedish
  • Ann-Marie – Swedish
  • Annmarie – English
  • Ann-Sofi – Swedish
  • Ann-Sofie – Swedish
  • Annesophie – German
  • Ittianna – Malayalam
  • Leann – English
  • Leanna – English
  • Leanne – English
  • Leeann – English
  • Lisann – Estonian
  • Lisanna – Estonian
  • Lisanne – Dutch, English, Estonian
  • Luana – English
  • Luann – English
  • Luanna – English
  • Luanne – English
  • Lyanna – English, French, Greek, Latin
  • Lyanne – English, French, Greek, Latin
  • Marian – English, Estonian
  • Mariana – Czech, Estonian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
  • Mariann – Estonian
  • Mari-Ann – Estonian
  • Mari-Anna – Estonian
  • Marianna – English, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovakian
  • Mari-Anne – Estonian
  • Marianne – English, Danish, Estonian, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Marijana – Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
  • Marjaana – Estonian, Finnish
  • Marjaane – Estonian
  • Marjan – Dutch
  • Marjana – Slovene
  • Maryann – English
  • Maryanne – English
  • Hanna-Liina – Estonian
  • Pollyanna – English
  • Rosanna – English, Italian, Portuguese
  • Roseanne – English
  • Ruthanne – English
  • Saranna – English
  • People

    There are a number of people whose first name and the most significant name was Anna or Anne:

  • Anna, from the Gospel of Luke 2:36, a "prophetess", "daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher"
  • Anna Akhmanova (born 1967), Russian cell biologist.
  • Anna Anderson (1896–1984), Romanov impostor. She claimed she was Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia
  • Anna Benaki-Psarouda, Greek politician
  • Anna Blässe (born 1987), German footballer
  • Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife to Henry VIII of England
  • Anna Chakvetadze (born 1987), Russian tennis player
  • Anna Chernenko, First Lady of the Soviet Union
  • Anna Diamantopoulou, Greek politician
  • Anna Eriksson, (born 1977) Finnish singer
  • Anna Faris, (born 1976) American actress
  • Anna Hazare (born 1937), Indian social activist
  • Anna Hopkins (born 1987), Canadian actress
  • Anna Iriyama (born 1995), Japanese idol singer (AKB48)
  • Anna Komnene (1083–1153), daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexius I and writer of the Alexiad
  • Anna Korakaki, Greek shooter
  • Anna Koumantou, Greek tennis player
  • Anna Kournikova (born 1981), Russian tennis player
  • Anna Lapushchenkova (born 1986), Russian tennis player
  • Anna Mae Bullock, see Tina Turner, American singer titled as "the Queen of Rock and Roll"
  • Anna Mantzourani, Greek actress
  • Anna Margaret (born 1996), American singer-songwriter and actress
  • Anna Massey (1937–2011), English actress
  • Anna Murashige (born 1998), Japanese idol singer (HKT48, NMB48)
  • Anna Nagata (永田 杏奈), Japanese actress
  • Anna Nanousi, Greek fashion model and television presenter
  • Anna Nordqvist (born 1987), Swedish golfer
  • Anna Notaras, Byzantine writer
  • Anna, a king of East Anglia
  • Anna Palaiologina, Byzantine princess
  • Anna Panayiotopoulou, Greek actress
  • Anna Pavlova (born 1881), Prima Ballerina
  • Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Queen of The Netherlands and wife of William II of the Netherlands
  • Anna/Anna Perenna, the sister of Dido in Roman mythology and later literature
  • Anna Pollatou, Greek rhythmic gymnast
  • Anna Porphyrogenita, Grand Princess consort of Kiev
  • Anna Karolína Schmiedlová (born 1994), Slovak tennis player
  • Anna Sedokova (born 1982), Ukrainian singer, acress and television presenter
  • Anna Smashnova (born 1976), Belarus-born former tennis player in Israel
  • Anna Synodinou, Greek actress and politician
  • Anna Tatishvili (born 1990), Georgian tennis player
  • Anna Verouli, Greek javelin thrower
  • Anna Villani (born 1966), Italian marathon runner
  • Anna Vissi (born 1957), Greek-Cypriot singer
  • Annah Graefe, German folksinger
  • Anny Duperey (born 1947), stage, film and television actress
  • Anny Ondra (1903–1987), Czech film actress
  • Anny Schlemm (born 1929), German operatic soprano
  • Anna, an alternate name for Morgause of Arthurian legend
  • Anna Kendrick (born 1985) American film and stage actress
  • Anna Paquin (born 1982) Canadian born New Zealand film and stage actress
  • Anna Magnani (1908–1973) Italian stage and film actress
  • Fictional use

  • Annabeth Chase is a main character in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series written by Rick Riordan.
  • Anna Karenina is a main character in a novel written by Leo Tolstoy of the same name.
  • Anna Coleman, a character portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in the 2003 film Freaky Friday.
  • Anna Sergeyevna is the titular lady in Anton Chekhov's short story, The Lady with the Dog.
  • Anna is the protagonist of Disney's movie Frozen.
  • Anna is a character in My Sister's Keeper.
  • Anna is one of characters met later in the video game BioShock Infinite.
  • Anna Bates is a character in Downton Abbey.
  • Anna in films Cría Cuervos, Caótica Ana, etc.
  • References

    Anna (given name) Wikipedia


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