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Gender: Female Origin of Hanna: Spelling variation of Hannah Hanna's Popularity in 2017: #538

The name Hanna is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Hanna is ranked #538 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Designer Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

This simplified version is not nearly as popular as the original (it also destroys a perfectly good palindrome), and has been on the decline in recent years.

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Famous People Named Hanna

Jack Hanna, American animal documentary director
Hanna Loggins, daughter of American singer Kenny Loggins
Hanna Schygulla, German actress
Hanna Shvaiba, Belarussian rhythmic gymnast
Hanna Haidukevich, Belarussian rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Hanna

Hanna Andersson is a clothing company
Hanna Marin, one of the main characters in "Pretty Little Liars"
Hanna, a 2011 thriller film starring Saoirse Ronan
Hanna Donnelly, character in the "Illuminae Trilogy" by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


GenEric Says:


Nice to see it has some history behind it, is it relatively common in the Scandinavian region?

Lil25 Says:


Hanna is the Scandinavian spelling. My husbands family is mostly from Norway, and my family is from Sweden, and we both have several family members with this name and spelling. While Hannah is classic and beautiful, Hanna is more modern and I love the simplicity, especially when paired with a longer last name. Of course, if you met our daughter, you'd see another reason we love it so much!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Hannah, but not keen on this spelling. It looks incomplete.

wavygirl Says:


you're comment describes this name perfectly.

raevynstar Says:


This is a nice name. Not epic, but not hate-able either.