See also: ann, ANN, Ánn, ann., -ann, and Ann.

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The English form of Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ἄννα (Ánna), the Ancient Greek New Testament form of the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ), meaning "grace, gracious".

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ann

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1903 George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman: Act I:
      RAMSDEN. When you say Ann, you mean, I presume, Miss Whitefield.
      TANNER. I mean our Ann, your Ann, Tavy's Ann, and now, Heaven help me, my Ann.
    • 1969 Constance Urdang, Natural History, Harper&Row 1969, page 61:
      Given a perfectly good American name like Ann, she has deliberately chosen to label herself "Anya" after a long-dead great-grandmother, and put jam in her tea.
    • 2005 Mary Monroe, In Sheep's Clothing, Dafina Books, →ISBN, page 129:
      "Her full name is Annie Lou. Like calling herself a snooty white girl name like Ann makes up for it."
      "Must I remind you that Ann is also my middle name?"

Usage notesEdit

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TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

Ann (plural Anns)

  1. Abbreviation of anniversary.

AdjectiveEdit

Ann (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of annual.

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Ann. Variant of Danish Anna and Anne.

Proper nounEdit

Ann

  1. A female given name.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ann

  1. A female given name, an old Estonian short form of Anna.

ManxEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ann f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Anna.

See alsoEdit


NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Ann. Variant of the Norwegian Anna and Anne.

Proper nounEdit

Ann

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Common first part of hyphenated names such as Ann-Kristin.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 12 786 females with the given name Ann living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Ann, first recorded as a Swedish given name in 1860.

Proper nounEdit

Ann c (genitive Anns)

  1. A female given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Common first first part of hyphenated names such as Ann-Marie or Ann-Kristin.

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 34 106 females with the given name Ann living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Ann.

Proper nounEdit

Ann

  1. A female given name from English