The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls' baby names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around 1970 but Anne is still number 553 on the U.S. Top 1000, appreciated by some parents for its classic simplicity, although others are more likely to choose the original Hannah, the Anna variation, or even Annabel or Annabella.
Anne was the name of six queens of England, two of them wives of Henry VIII, as well as the name of the present Queen Elizabeth's only daughter plus French and Russian royalty.
Anne has too many distinguished namesakes to enumerate--but among them are Anne Hathaway, (both Shakespeare's wife and the contemporary actress), Anne of Green Gables, Anne Bronte, Anne Frank, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Lists containing Anne:
- International Variations of Ann
- Short & Strong Girl Names
- Coolator for Girls' Names
- Classic Baby Names for Girls
- Traditional Baby Names
- Royal Names for Girls
- Jane Austen Baby Names
- Girl Names ALWAYS in the Top 1000
- Baby Names from Books
- Classic Baby Names
- Saints' Names for Girls