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Gender: Female Meaning of Hannah: "grace" Origin of Hannah: Hebrew Hannah's Popularity in 2017: #32

The name Hannah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace". Hannah is ranked #32 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Hannah is one of the nation's top biblical girls' names—it surpassed Sarah in 1998, and is behind only Abigail and Elizabeth. Hannah is a name with many sources of appeal: Old Testament roots, soft and gentle sound, and a homey yet aristocratic image. The Biblical Hannah was the mother of Samuel.

The TV show Hannah Montana was a huge TV teen sensation from 2006 to 2011, and more recently was the name Lena Dunham chose for her own character in her hit series Girls. Hannah Baker is a central character on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.

Hannah is also a name that in its varied versions, which include Hana and Hanna, has roots in many cultures, from Hebrew to Arabic, European to Asian. All in all, Hannah is still a wonderful if widely used name.

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Famous People Named Hannah

Johanna "Hannah" Arendt, German-American political theorist
Hannah Wood, American actress; sister of Elijah Wood
Hannah Campbell Grant Gordon, Scottish actress
Hannah Wilke (born Arlene Hannah Butter), American painter
Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery, one-time richest woman in Britain
Hannah Hoes Van Buren, First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Martin Van Buren
Hannah Teter, American snowboarder
(Hannah) Dakota Fanning, American actress
Hannah Simone, Canadian Actress
Hannah Rose Ware, English model and actress
Hannah Trigwell, English singer
Hannah Tinti, American novelist
Hannah Angela Kearney, American Olympic mogul skier
Hannah Cohen, American singer
Hannah Lynn Storm, American TV journalist
Hannah Szenes, British World War II paratrooper
Hannah Louise Spearitt, English actress
Hannah Davis, American fashion model
Hannah Georgas, Canadian singer
Hannah Maud Hart, American vlogger
Anna Therese Johanne "Hannah" Hoch, German Dada artist
Hannah Yelland, British actress
Hannah More, English religious author and philanthropist
Hannah Brown, American Vlogger
Hannah Jacklin, American child model; twin sister Hayden Jacklin
Hannah Gibson, daughter of actor Mel Gibson
Hannah Joy Gosselin, daughter of American TV personalities Jon & Kate Gosselin
Hannah Jane Shepherd (b. 1985), daughter of actors Jessica Lange and Sam Shepherd
Hannah Mali Rose, daughter of actress Sarah Drew
Hannah Kathryn Hader, daughter of comedian Bill Hader

Pop Culture References for the name Hannah

Hannah Abbott, character in the Harry Potter series
Hannah Diamant, character in manga/anime "Attack on Titan"
Hannah, character in the 2008 movie "Made of Honor"
Hannah Rayburn, character on TV's "State of Grace"
Hannah Baker, character in "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher
Hannah McKay, character on TV's "Dexter"
Hannah Horvath, main character in HBO's show "Girls"
Hannah Tupper, character in 'The Witch of Blackbird Pond'
Hannah Baxter, from TV series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"
Hannah Javensen, character in "The Face on the Milk Carton"
Hannah Jarvis, character in "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard
Hannah Burley, character on TV series "Bones"
Hannah Anafeloz, character in the manga/anime Kuroshitsuji /Black Butler
Hannah Shepard, mother of player character Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect franchise, "Spacer" background
Hannah Rose/Brown from children's novel "The Puzzle Ring"
Hannah Conroy Scott, character in This golden land, by Barbara Wood
Hannah, the main character in the folk tale 'The Clever Girl'
Hannah Rosso- character in the children's novel '10 Kids, No Pets', by Ann M Martin
Hannah Washington, character in video game "Until Dawn"
Hannah "Nana" Weaver, character in film "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
"Hannah and Her Sisters," 1986 movie
"Hannah", song by band SWMRS
"Hannah Hunt", song by band Vampire Weekend
"Hannah Montana," Disney TV series
"Hannah Takes the Stairs," 2007 movie

Hanae, Channah, Honna, Nanney, Chana, Nan, Hannie, Hannaa, Chanah, Hanny, Hanah, Hanna, Channach, Chanha, Hanni

Hannah's International Variations

Hajina, Anci, Analee, Nusi (Hungarian) Annalie (Finnish) Anne, Ann (English) Anka, Hania, Ania (Polish) Hana (Slavic) Anezka (Czech) Haniyyah (Tunisian) Anya (Russian) Anneka (Swedish) Hanne (Nordic) Anna (Italian) Ana (Spanish) Hannele (German) Haniyah (Moroccan)