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Meaning of Hanna

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The name Hanna has the following meaning:

Form of the very popular name Hannah which means "One who is favoured by God" or "Grace".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Hanna is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 215 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Hanna fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 74 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 440 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Hanna in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Hanna is pronounced as han-uh


Hanna originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Hanna and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Hanna: Boys - Aaron, Abel, Abner, Abraham, Adam, Aden, Adriel, Alpheus, Alvah, Amarion, Amon, Girls - Alisa, Aliza, Ana, Annemarie, Annmarie, Ardith, Ayla, Daneil, Dania, Etha, Jemima, Kaylah, Leah, Nitza, Nizana, Oralia, Rayna, Ruthann, Zetta, Both genders - Sharon


Popular Variants for the name Hanna: Analee (Hungarian), Anezka (Czech), Ania (Polish), Anka (Polish), Chanha, Channach, Channah, Chjana, Hajina (Hungarian), Hanah, Hanan, Hania (Polish), Haniyah (Moroccan), Haniyyah (Tunisian), Hanna (Hebrew), Hannaa, Hanni, Hannie, Honna, Nanney, Nusi (Hungarian)


Common nicknames for the name Hanna are: Hana


We think the name Hanna should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Hanna to be: Graceful and cheerful woman

In one word, you might describe Hanna as a(n) "cheerful" person.

See other "cheerful" names for girls.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Hanna (or its variants) are:

Hanna Carolina Ljungberg , born on 8 January, a famous athlete. Hanna Carolina Ljungberg 's background: A Swedish football player, playing the position of forward. She plays for the club side Umeň IK and for the Swedish national football team.

Hanna Helena Pakarinen, born on 17 April, a famous singer. Hanna Helena Pakarinen's background: A Finnish pop singer who was the first winner of Finland's version of Idols in 2004.

Hanna Reitsch, born on 29 March, a famous pilot. Hanna Reitsch's background: A famous German test pilot. Several of her later international gliding records are still standing in 2008.
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