English variation of Hebrew Hannah

Ann Origin and Meaning

The name Ann is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "grace".

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, with Anne is the middle of the US Top 1000 and Ann dropped out of sight. Once a go-to middle name, Ann has lost its stature in that position as well. Still, it's one of the most common names for girls of the 20th century.

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

# 981 in the US

Ann Rank in US Top 1000

# 536 on Nameberry

Ann Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ann Popularity

Famous People Named Ann

  • (Dorothy) Ann Willis RichardsAmerican politician, former governor of Texas
  • Ann Dustin WilsonAmerican musician of rock band Heart
  • Ann Matthews MartinAmerican children's novelist
  • Ann Bradford DavisAmerican actress
  • Ann Hart CoulterAmerican political commentator
  • Ann RadcliffeEnglish Gothic novelist
  • Ann CurryAmerican TV journalist
  • Ann Landerspen name of Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, American advice columnist
  • Ann Lois Davies Romneywife of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
  • (Stanley) Ann Dunhammother of U.S. President Barack Obama
  • AnnMargret (Olsson), Swedish,American actress and singer
  • Ann Marie McLaughlin Korologos19th U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Ann KiyomuraHayashi, American tennis player
  • Ann "Annie" McLane KusterU.S. Congresswoman from New Hampshire
  • Ann VanderMeerAmerican publisher and editor Weird Tales Magazine
  • Ann Jillian (born Ann Jura Nauseda)American actress
  • Ann Rork LightAmerican actress
  • AnnKathrin Brömmel, German model
  • Ann HodgmanAmerican children's author
  • Ann SavoyAmerican Cajun musician
  • Ann RonellAmerican composer
  • AnnKathrin Linsenhoff, German equestrian
  • Ann Marie BlythAmerican actress
  • Ann Rae RuleAmerican author
  • Ann CusackAmerican actress
  • Ann Dvorak (born Anna McKim)American actress
  • Ann TaylorEnglish poet
  • Ann Prentiss (born Ann Elizabeth Ragusa)American actress
  • Ann MagnusonAmerican actress
  • (Lucille) Ann CaseyAmerican pro wrestler
  • Ann Elizabeth MeyersAmerican basketball player
  • Ann PenningtonAmerican actress and singer
  • Ann MallalieuBaroness Mallalieu, English peer
  • Ann ShoketAmerican magazine editor
  • Anate "Ann" AugustineIndian actress
  • Ann Todd JealousAmerican author and activist
  • Ann TruongAustralian actress
  • Ann Eleonora JørgensenDanish actress
  • Ann VoskampAmerican author
  • Ann KirkpatrickU.S. Congresswoman from Arizona
  • Ann Gillis (born Alma Mabel Conner)American actress
  • Ann MakosinskiCanadian inventor

Ann in Pop Culture

  • Ann Meredith Perkinscharacter on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
  • Ann Paul Vealcharacter on TV's "Arrested Development"
  • Ann Weying aka SheVenom, character in Marvel Comics
  • Ann Bradshawcharacter in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
  • Ann PossibleKim's mother on animated TV show "Kim Possible"
  • Ann Ewingcharacter on TV's "Dallas"
  • Ann "Panther" Takamakicharacter in "Persona" series
  • Ann Darrowcharacter in "King Kong" series
  • Anncharacter in video game "Style Savvy"
  • Anncharacter in video game "Harvest Moon"
  • Annalina "Ann" Aldurrencharacter in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
  • Ann SummersBritish lingerie and sex toy company
  • Anncharacter in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
  • Anncharacter in "Glitch", by Cotton Valent
  • Ann Taylorclothing brand
  • Raggedy Annstyle of doll
  • "Ann" song by The Stooges
  • Sweet Annan English Vocaloid

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