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The French spelling of Ann, < Greek Άννα. Anna is the Greek form of the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (Hannah), meaning 'grace; gracious'. Compare Johannes.

Anne

  1. A female given name, used interchangeably with Ann since the Middle Ages.
    • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood): East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
      "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!"
      "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!"
    • 1908 Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of the Green Gables
-- But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an e."
"What difference does it make how it's spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.
"Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can, and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished. --

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

Anne

  1. (very rare) A male given name.


Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna; also a popular first part of compound names such as Anne-Lise and Anne-Marie.

Anne

  1. A female given name, cognate with English Anne.


Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna.

Anne

  1. A female given name, a twentieth century variant of Anna.


Anne f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Ann.
  2. (Biblical) Hannah
  3. (Biblical) Anna, the prophetess.


Anne f.

  1. A female given name borrowed from French and English.


Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna.

Anne

  1. A female given name borrowed from French and English.
  2. (very rare, obsolete) A male given nameA hypocoristic male given name for Anders, Anton, Arne.

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