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Gender: Female Meaning of Ann: "grace" Origin of Ann: English variation of Hebrew Hannah

The name Ann is a girl's name of Hebrew, English origin meaning "grace". Ann and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a Sibset With Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Ann

(Dorothy) Ann Willis Richards, American politician, former governor of Texas
Ann Dustin Wilson, American musician of rock band Heart
Ann Matthews Martin, American children's novelist
Ann Bradford Davis, American actress
Ann Hart Coulter, American political commentator
Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist
Ann Curry, American TV journalist
Ann Landers, pen name of Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, American advice columnist
Ann Lois Davies Romney, wife of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
(Stanley) Ann Dunham, mother of U.S. President Barack Obama
Ann-Margret (Olsson), Swedish-American actress and singer
Ann Marie McLaughlin Korologos, 19th U.S. Secretary of Labor
Ann Kiyomura-Hayashi, American tennis player
Ann "Annie" McLane Kuster, U.S. Congresswoman from New Hampshire
Ann VanderMeer, American publisher and editor Weird Tales Magazine
Ann Jillian (born Ann Jura Nauseda), American actress
Ann Rork Light, American actress
Ann-Kathrin Brömmel, German model
Ann Hodgman, American children's author
Ann Savoy, American Cajun musician
Ann Ronell, American composer
Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff, German equestrian
Ann Marie Blyth, American actress
Ann Rae Rule, American author
Ann Cusack, American actress
Ann Dvorak (born Anna McKim), American actress
Ann Taylor, English poet
Ann Prentiss (born Ann Elizabeth Ragusa), American actress
Ann Magnuson, American actress
(Lucille) Ann Casey, American pro wrestler
Ann Elizabeth Meyers, American basketball player
Ann Pennington, American actress and singer
Ann Mallalieu, Baroness Mallalieu, English peer
Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
Anate "Ann" Augustine, Indian actress
Ann Todd Jealous, American author and activist
Ann Truong, Australian actress
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Danish actress
Ann Voskamp, American author
Ann Kirkpatrick, U.S. Congresswoman from Arizona
Ann Gillis (born Alma Mabel Conner), American actress
Ann Makosinski, Canadian inventor

Pop Culture References for the name Ann

Ann Meredith Perkins, character on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
Ann Paul Veal, character on TV's "Arrested Development"
Ann Weying aka She-Venom, character in Marvel Comics
Ann Bradshaw, character in the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Ann Possible, Kim's mother on animated TV show "Kim Possible"
Ann Ewing, character on TV's "Dallas"
Ann "Panther" Takamaki, character in "Persona" series
Ann Darrow, character in "King Kong" series
Ann, character in video game "Style Savvy"
Ann, character in video game "Harvest Moon"
Annalina "Ann" Aldurren, character in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
Ann Summers, British lingerie and sex toy company
Ann, character in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
Ann, character in "Glitch", by Cotton Valent
Ann Taylor, clothing brand
Raggedy Ann, style of doll
"Ann," song by The Stooges
Sweet Ann, an English Vocaloid