Hannah

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhænə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ænə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew חַנָּה(ḥannâ), meaning “favour”, “grace”, or “graced with child”. Doublet of Anna.

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Proper noun[edit]

Hannah (plural Hannahs)

  1. Mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament.
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1959 Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus, and Five Short Stories, Houghton Mifflin 1959, page 116
      "What about Hannah Schreiber?"
      He smiled, flashing some gold in his mouth. "How do you like that name? She was only a girl, but she had an old lady's name. - - -
    • 2002 Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, →ISBN, page 33:
      She could buy pretty clothes for a girl and plait her hair with ribbons. And she could call her a nice, old-fashioned, middle-class name like Sarah or Emma or Hannah.
    • 2012 Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, Phoenix (2013), →ISBN, page 77:
      I wish it were like the movies, the name something silly, CanDee or Bambie, something you could roll your eyes at. Misti with two hearts over the I's. But it's Hannah, which is a real woman, presumably like me.
  3. A city in North Dakota, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in South Carolina, United States.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah

  1. An Irish and Scottish surname, a variant of Hanna.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Danish Hanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne: ca. 1675 females with the given name Hannah, compared to ca. 2912 named Hanna, have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɑ.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Han‧nah

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah f

  1. Alternative spelling of Hanna.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah

  1. A female given name of biblical origin, variant spelling of Hanna.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Norwegian Hanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 2668 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 6014 named Hanna, alive in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Hannah, Alternative form of Hanna

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Swedish Hanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah c (genitive Hannahs)

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 4631 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 48 279 named Hanna, alive in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Hannah.

Proper noun[edit]

Hannah

  1. A female given name from English