Annie

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Annie (plural Annies)

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Ann. Also, a popular given name in the 19th century.
    • c. 1700, William Douglas(?), Annie Laurie:
      Maxwelton braes are bonnie / Where early fa's the dew; / An' it's there that Annie Laurie / Gi'ed me her promise true.
    • 1830, Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      I never thought of the most brilliant and elegant women in England quite so charming as she really is, till I heard her call her younger sister "Annie". It seemed to remove at once the almost repellent quality which belongs to extreme polish, - gave a genial warmth to her brightness, became her like a smile. - - - If she had called her sister Anna-Maria according to the register, I should have admired, and feared, and shunned her to my dying day.
    • 1947, Hilda Lawrence, Death of a Doll, pages 39-40:
      "I want you to stop calling yourself by that silly name, Annie," Mrs. Marshall-Gill said clearly. "It's inappropriate and ridiculous and I don't like it. It may even be dishonest, I don't know. At any rate, you're to stop it at once. I looked up your registration, and your name is Annie, a solid, Christian name. You'll do well to abide by it."
      "I don't like Annie," Jewel said.
      "It suits your face," Mrs. Marshall-Gill said. A titter ran around the listening room.

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Annie.

Proper noun[edit]

Annie

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne: ca. 7382 females with the given name have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Annie.

Proper noun[edit]

Annie

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [2] MeilleursPrénoms, based on INSEE data: 197 919 females named Annie in France in 1900 - 2009, with the popularity peak in 1947. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Annie.

Proper noun[edit]

Annie

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1328 females with the given name Annie living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Annie. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1843.

Proper noun[edit]

Annie

  1. A female given name.
    • 1993 Kerstin Ekman, Händelser vid vatten, Bonniers (1995), ISBN 9100556769, page 214:
      I oktober föddes Annie. Enligt familjelegenden gick Henny på grund av grossessen miste om huvudrollen i Annie get your gun. Hon döpte i stället sin lilla flicka till Annie. Annie var inte gammal när hon förstod att Henny aldrig skulle ha fått huvudrollen.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån: 11 185 females with the given name Annie living in Sweden on December 31st, 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.