Anne

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See also: anne, anné, Ánne, annë, Änne, and án-ne

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French Anne (Ann), from Late Latin Anna chiefly in reference to St Anne the apocryphal mother of Mary mother of Jesus but appearing in the Vulgate in reference to Anna the Prophetess, from Koine Greek Ἄννα (Ánna) in the New Testament, from Hebrewחַנָּה(Ḥanâ, Hannah), from ⁧חַנָּה(ḥanâ, grace, gracious, graced with child). Occasionally reborrowed from languages who adopted the name from English. Very infrequently from Estonian abbreviation of Anna instead. Doublet of Ann, Ana, Anna, and Hannah. Compare John.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anne (plural Annes)

  1. A female given name from French.
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Man of Law's Prologue and Tale:
      Immortal God, that savedest Susanne / From false blame; and thou merciful maid, / Mary I mean, the daughter to Saint Anne, /Before whose child the angels sing Osanne,
    • 1860, Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood), East Lynne, Kessinger Publishing, published 2004, →ISBN, 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."
Usage notes[edit]
  • The popularity of the name originates in the medieval cult of Saint Anne, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Anne

  1. (very rare) A male given name from the Germanic languages, of mainly French and Frisian usage, see Anne Robert Jacques Turgot

Anagrams[edit]

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Danish variant of Anna.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne c

  1. a female given name

Usage notes[edit]

  • A popular first part of compound names such as Anne-Lise and Anne-Marie.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 59 278 females with the given name Anne have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Anna.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Ann, Anne
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from West Frisian Anne, variant of Ane.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne m

  1. (Netherlands, chiefly in the province of Frisia) a male given name
    • 2004, Matthijs de Ridder, “Tenzij de Dirk Martensprijs ook wel eens voor de lol wordt toegekend. De grote reis van Marc Andries 1960-1968”, in Yves T'Sjoen, Ludo Stynen, editors, Onderstroom. De vergankelijkheid van het schrijverschap. Verkenningen van de Vlaamse literatuur buiten beeld (1952-1968), page 124:
      Anne Wadman toonde zich in de Leeuwarder Courant nog enthousiaster.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 2013, Matthijs van der Ven, Onder invloed. Nederlandse muzikanten over hun inspiratiebronnen:
      De autorit naar het huiskamerconcert vanDoTheUndo in Den Haag is nog maar nauwelijks begonnen maar de prioriteiten van Anne Soldaat en toetsenist Matthijs van Duijvenbode zijn al duidelijk: muziek en drop.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 2015, Ad de Bruijne, “Samen één offer voor God”, in James Kennedy, Pieter Vos, editors, Oefenen in discipelschap. De gemeente als groeiplaats van het goede leven:
      Zo is van de voorman van de stichting Open Doors, Anne van der Bijl, bekend dat hij niet alleen het goede zoekt voor zijn vervolgde medechristenen, maar ook voor anderen, zelfs voor vijanden van de kerk, tot en met terroristen toe.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anne

  1. a female given name, variant of Anna

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 20th-century variant of Anna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnːe/, [ˈɑ̝nːe̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːe
  • Syllabification(key): An‧ne

Proper noun[edit]

Anne

  1. a female given name
    • 1964, Kalle Päätalo, Ennen ruskaa, Gummerus, page 262:
      —Vaikka toisaalta Maarit kuulostaa romanttiselta...Kyllä me sittenkin tehdään tytöstä Maarit Anne. Se on erikoista...Katsohan vain, niin malttavatko tuttavien rouvat olla, etteivät laita samaa nimeä muksuilleen.
      —Even though Maarit does sound romantic...we will after all name her Maarit Anne. It's special...just see whether the women we know can hold themselves back to not give the same name to their kids.
    • 1989, Kaija Lähdesmäki, SOS — Kuka auttaisi Piaa?, WSOY, →ISBN, page 20:
      Anne syntyi. Nimeksi valittiin Anne, koska se on sekä englantilainen että suomalainen nimi.
      Anne was born. And her name was Anne, because it is both an English and Finnish name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Anne (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative Anne Annet
genitive Annen Annejen
partitive Annea Anneja
illative Anneen Anneihin
singular plural
nominative Anne Annet
accusative nom. Anne Annet
gen. Annen
genitive Annen Annejen
Anneinrare
partitive Annea Anneja
inessive Annessa Anneissa
elative Annesta Anneista
illative Anneen Anneihin
adessive Annella Anneilla
ablative Annelta Anneilta
allative Annelle Anneille
essive Annena Anneina
translative Anneksi Anneiksi
abessive Annetta Anneitta
instructive Annein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Anne (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Anneni Anneni
accusative nom. Anneni Anneni
gen. Anneni
genitive Anneni Annejeni
Anneinirare
partitive Anneani Annejani
inessive Annessani Anneissani
elative Annestani Anneistani
illative Anneeni Anneihini
adessive Annellani Anneillani
ablative Anneltani Anneiltani
allative Annelleni Anneilleni
essive Annenani Anneinani
translative Annekseni Anneikseni
abessive Annettani Anneittani
instructive
comitative Anneineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Annesi Annesi
accusative nom. Annesi Annesi
gen. Annesi
genitive Annesi Annejesi
Anneisirare
partitive Anneasi Annejasi
inessive Annessasi Anneissasi
elative Annestasi Anneistasi
illative Anneesi Anneihisi
adessive Annellasi Anneillasi
ablative Anneltasi Anneiltasi
allative Annellesi Anneillesi
essive Annenasi Anneinasi
translative Anneksesi Anneiksesi
abessive Annettasi Anneittasi
instructive
comitative Anneinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Annemme Annemme
accusative nom. Annemme Annemme
gen. Annemme
genitive Annemme Annejemme
Anneimmerare
partitive Anneamme Annejamme
inessive Annessamme Anneissamme
elative Annestamme Anneistamme
illative Anneemme Anneihimme
adessive Annellamme Anneillamme
ablative Anneltamme Anneiltamme
allative Annellemme Anneillemme
essive Annenamme Anneinamme
translative Anneksemme Anneiksemme
abessive Annettamme Anneittamme
instructive
comitative Anneinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Annenne Annenne
accusative nom. Annenne Annenne
gen. Annenne
genitive Annenne Annejenne
Anneinnerare
partitive Anneanne Annejanne
inessive Annessanne Anneissanne
elative Annestanne Anneistanne
illative Anneenne Anneihinne
adessive Annellanne Anneillanne
ablative Anneltanne Anneiltanne
allative Annellenne Anneillenne
essive Annenanne Anneinanne
translative Anneksenne Anneiksenne
abessive Annettanne Anneittanne
instructive
comitative Anneinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Annensa Annensa
accusative nom. Annensa Annensa
gen. Annensa
genitive Annensa Annejensa
Anneinsarare
partitive Anneaan
Anneansa
Annejaan
Annejansa
inessive Annessaan
Annessansa
Anneissaan
Anneissansa
elative Annestaan
Annestansa
Anneistaan
Anneistansa
illative Anneensa Anneihinsa
adessive Annellaan
Annellansa
Anneillaan
Anneillansa
ablative Anneltaan
Anneltansa
Anneiltaan
Anneiltansa
allative Annelleen
Annellensa
Anneilleen
Anneillensa
essive Annenaan
Annenansa
Anneinaan
Anneinansa
translative Annekseen
Anneksensa
Anneikseen
Anneiksensa
abessive Annettaan
Annettansa
Anneittaan
Anneittansa
instructive
comitative Anneineen
Anneinensa

Statistics[edit]

  • Anne is the most common female given name in Finland, belonging to 30,204 female individuals (and as a middle name to 4,608 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

Anagrams[edit]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anne f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Ann
  2. a unisex given name
  3. Hannah (biblical figure)
  4. Anna, the prophetess (biblical figure)

Related terms[edit]

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German Anne, from Latin Anna. Possibly reinforced by French Anne.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne f (genitive Annes or (with an article) Anne)

  1. a female given name, variant of Anna
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Low German. Clipping of Andreas.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne m (proper noun, strong, genitive Annes or (with an article) Anne)

  1. (Northern Germany) a male given name of rare usage

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciations with final schwa are reinforced by Dutch Anne. Ultimately from French Anne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈanə/, /ˈenə/, /ˈɛn/

Proper noun[edit]

Anne

  1. a female given name from French

Norman[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anne f

  1. a female given name

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Norwegian variant of Anna, first recorded in Norway in the 15th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne

  1. a female given name

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most common given name of women born in Norway from the 1940s to the 1970s.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 63 414 females with the given name Anne living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French Anne. First recorded as a given name of Swedes in 1773.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne c (genitive Annes)

  1. a female given name
Usage notes[edit]
  • Common first part of conjoined names like Anne-Marie (originally copied from French)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Anders, Anton, Arne. Affix of the two first letters An- +‎ n (gemination) +‎ -e (hypocoristic suffix).

Compare with Swedish male given name hypocoristic forming.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne c (genitive Annes)

  1. (rare) a diminutive of the male given name Anders, Anton or Arne

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Anna.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne c

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Ann, Anne

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of Ane.

Proper noun[edit]

Anne c

  1. a male given name