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Gender: F Meaning of Ann: "grace" Origin of Ann: English variation of Hebrew Hannah Ann's Popularity in 2015: #893

Ann, the name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary, was among the top girls' names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around 1970 and show no signs of returning—it sits consistently at the bottom of the US Top 1000. Once a go-to middle name, Ann has lost its stature in that position as well.

Some more popular related names today include Hannah, Anna, and Annabelle.

Famous People Named Ann

Saint Ann, mother of Mary
Ann Richards, American politician, former governor of Texas
Ann Dustin Wilson, American musician of rock band Heart
Ann M. Martin, American children's writer
Ann B. Davis, American actress
Ann Jillian, American actress
Ann Hodgman, American children's writer
Ann Coulter, American political commentator
Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist
Ann Curry, American TV journalist
Ann VanderMeer, American publisher and editor Weird Tales Magazine
Ann Lois Davies Romney, wife of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of U.S. President Barack Obama
Gretel-Ann Fischer, a contestant on TLC's "The Next Great Baker" (2013)
Ann Savoy, American Cajun musician
Ann Cusack, American actress
Ann Taylor, English poet
Ann Magnuson, American actress
Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu, English peer
Ann Shoket, American editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine
Jessica Ann Simpson, American singer
Gabriella Ann Gracin (b. 2006), daughter of singer Josh Gracin
Kidada Ann Jones, American actress
Anate "Ann" Augustine, Indian actress
Ann Todd Jealous, black retired psychotherapist from Baltimore, Maryland; also the co-author of "Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism"; also the mother of Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of NAACP
Ann Truong, Asian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Ann

Ann Meredith Perkins, RN, character on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
Ann Paul Veal, character on TV's "Arrested Development"
Ann Bradshaw, character in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible, character on animated TV show "Kim Possible" and daughter of Ann Possible
Ann Ewing, character on TV's "Dallas"
Edith Ann, character in Lily Tomlin's sketches
Ann, character in video game "Style Savvy"
Ann, character in video game "Harvest">Harvest Moon"
Cassidy Ann Sloane, character in The Mother-daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Fredrick
Annalina "Ann" Aldurren, character in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
"Ann," song by The Stooges
"Barbara Ann," song by the Beach Boys
Ann Taylor Loft, chain clothing store
Raggedy Ann, style of doll
Ann Summers, British lingerie and sex toy company
Ann, character in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
Lou Ann Ruiz, character in the novel "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver