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Gender: Female Meaning of Annie: "grace" Origin of Annie: English, diminutive of Ann Annie's Popularity in 2017: #297

The name Annie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "grace". Annie is ranked #297 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow type of name, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklore (Annie Oakley, born Phoebe), and film (Annie Hall). It strikes a nice old-fashioned-but-jaunty chord that still has appeal, but we do suggest that you consider putting a more formal version on her birth certificate.

Still well used, Annie was a Top 20 name from the 1880s to 1907.

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Famous People Named Annie

Ann "Annie" Lennox, Scottish singer of band The Eurythmics
Annette Ngosi "Annie" Ilonzeh, American actress
Anne Hampton "Annie" Potts, American actress
Phoebe Ann "Annie" Oakley, American sharpshooter
(Edna) Annie Proulx, American fiction writer
Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz, American photographer
Annie Besant, English socialist and feminist
Annie Edwards, English novelist
Annie Mac, Irish DJ and TV presenter
Annie Golden, American actress
Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell, American activist and suffragist
Annie Scott Dill Maunder, Irish astronomer and politician
Annie Pitcairn Robley Law, wife of British Prime Minister Bonar Law
Anna Maria "Annie" Keary, English children's author
Anne Elizabeth "Annie" Darwin, daughter of naturalist Charles Darwin
Anna Margaret "Annie" Castor Glenn, wife of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn
Annie (born Anne Lilia Berge Strand), Norwegian pop singer
Ann Rosella "Annie" Othen, English journalist
Anne LaBarr "Annie" Duke, American poker player
Annie Briggs, Canadian actress
Annie Martell Deutschendorf, ex-wife of sing John Denver; inspiration for "Annie's Song"
Annie Mary Peace, daughter of Heather Peace
Annie Guest, daughter of actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest
Julianna "Annie" Grace LeBlanc, American YouTuber
Annie Jones, Australian actress ('Neighbours')

Pop Culture References for the name Annie

Annie Leonhart from the anime Attack on Titan
Annie Novak McDermott Lavery Chandler, character on soap "All My Children"
Annie Edison, character on TV's "Community"
Annie Landsberg, character on TV's "Maniac"
Flatbed Annie, from "Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers"
Annie Kenyon, main character from "Annie on my Mind" by Nancy Garden
Annie Walker, main character on TV's "Covert Affairs"
Annie Walker, main character in movie "Bridesmaids," played by Kirsten Wiig
Annie Sez, chain clothing store
Annie, passenger coach on animated series "Thomas & Friends"
Annie Camden, mother on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
Annie McNamara, little girl on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Annie Wilson, character on TV's "90210"
Annie Reed, main character in movie "Sleepless in Seattle," played by Meg Ryan
Annie Mansfield, character in G. A. Henty's, The Tiger of Mysore
Annie Sue, young female pig singer on The Muppet Show
Annie Cresta, character in the Hunger Games series
Annie Blackburn, character on TV's "Twin Peaks"
Annie Smith, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Annie Palmer, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Anne "Annie" Brearly Sugden, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Anne "Annie" Walker, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Anna Clare "Annie" Sawyer, character on TV's "Being Human" (British version)
Annie Campbell, character on Australian soap "Home & Away"
Annie Graham (nee Leigh), character in "Hereditary"
Annie Brackett, character in the Halloween series
Annie "Mint" LaBelle, character on TV's "Robotech"
Ado Annie Carnes, character in musical "Oklahoma!"
Annie Onion, character in the VeggieTales series
Annie Hart, character on British soap "Family Affairs"
Tattoo Annie, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Annie James, twin in 1998 film 'The Parent Trap," twin sister Hallie
Annie Smith, main character from "The Magic Tree House" book series by Mary Pope Osborne
Annie Carmichael, character on TV show 'Love Child'
Annie/Anna/Ana Taylor, character in the TV series "extr@"
"Annie Get Your Gun," musical about sharpshooter Annie Oakley
"Annie Hall," 1977 movie and main character
"Little Orphan Annie," comic strip, main character, and basis for musical "Annie"
"Sweet Annie" by Zac Brown Band
"Annie's Song" by John Denver
Annie Award, given for excellence in animation

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