Ann

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See also: ann, ANN, ann., Ann., -ann, Ánn, and änn

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Etymology 1[edit]

The English form of Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ἄννα (Ánna), the Ancient Greek New Testament form of the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ), meaning "grace, gracious".

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Ann

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1901–1903, [George] Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy, Westminster [London]: Archibald Constable & Co., published 1903, OCLC 899619, Act I, page 8:
      ramsden. When you say Ann, you mean, I presume, Miss Whitefield. / tanner. I mean our Ann, your Ann, Tavy's Ann, and now, Heaven help me, my Ann!
    • 1969 Constance Urdang, Natural History, Harper&Row 1969, page 61:
      Given a perfectly good American name like Ann, she has deliberately chosen to label herself "Anya" after a long-dead great-grandmother, and put jam in her tea.
    • 2005 Mary Monroe, In Sheep's Clothing, Dafina Books, →ISBN, page 129:
      "Her full name is Annie Lou. Like calling herself a snooty white girl name like Ann makes up for it."
      "Must I remind you that Ann is also my middle name?"
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Etymology 2[edit]

Habitational surname from Abbotts Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning "ash tree stream". Compare Welsh onn (ash tree).

Proper noun[edit]

Ann (plural Anns)

  1. A surname, from Welsh​.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Ann is the 34707th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 651 individuals. Ann is most common among White (43.47%) and Asian/Pacific Islander (43.47%) individuals.

Noun[edit]

Ann (plural Anns)

  1. Abbreviation of anniversary.

Adjective[edit]

Ann (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of annual.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ann. Variant of Danish Anna and Anne.

Proper noun[edit]

Ann

  1. A female given name.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ann

  1. A female given name, an old Estonian short form of Anna.

Manx[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ann f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Anna.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ann. Variant of the Norwegian Anna and Anne.

Proper noun[edit]

Ann

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Common first part of hyphenated names such as Ann-Kristin.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 12 786 females with the given name Ann living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Ann, first recorded as a Swedish given name in 1860.

Proper noun[edit]

Ann c (genitive Anns)

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Common first first part of hyphenated names such as Ann-Marie or Ann-Kristin.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 34 106 females with the given name Ann living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Ann.

Proper noun[edit]

Ann

  1. A female given name from English