EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The Latinate and New Testament form of Ann, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Doublet of Hannah.

  • The US city was named after Anna Davie, the wife of one of the first settlers.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈænə/
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  • Rhymes: -ænə

Proper nounEdit

Anna (plural Annas)

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • c. 1886 William Ernest Henley, A Ballade of Ladies' Names, Gleeson White:Ballades and Rondeaus, Read Books 1887, page 19:
      Every lover the years disclose / Is of a beautiful name made free. / One befriends, and all others are foes. / Anna's the name of names for me.
    • 1967 Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie Was There, HarperCollins (2014), →ISBN, page 189:
      M for Madeleine, M for Marguerite, M for Melanie and the rest, she thought, smiling as she remembered the long string of glamorous names they had invented for her. No wonder plain "Anna" had seemed a little disappointing!
    • 1986 Sue Miller, The Good Mother, G.K.Hall 1987, →ISBN, page 183:
      His real name was Leonard, Len. He'd changed it when he came East. "Len," he said. "A turd of a name. Who wants it? I mean a name that ends in a nasalization, for Christ's sake. Leo now. It's like Anna. They go on forever. You can live with a name like that."
  2. A prophetess in the New Testament.
  3. A city in Illinois; after Anna Davie, an early settler.
  4. A city in Texas.
  5. A town in Voronezh Oblast, Russia.
  6. A village in Järva, Estonia.
  7. A village in Fars, Iran.
  8. A village in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Iran.
  9. A village in Ohio; after Anna Thirkield, an early settler.
  10. A municipality of Valencia, Spain.

Usage notesEdit

  • The name or its cognates are well used in all European languages because of the medieval cult of St. Anna or Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary.
  • Anna is periodically popular in the English-speaking world as a Latinate variant of Ann/Anne.

TranslationsEdit

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

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DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann
  2. Anna (Biblical prophetess)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 114 513 females with the given name Anna have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch Anna, from Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה(Ḥannâ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: An‧na

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

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EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna

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

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה(ḥannâ).

Proper nounEdit

Anna f (genitive singular Onnu or Annu)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Anna
Accusative Onnu
Dative Onnu
Genitive Onnu
Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Anna
Accusative Annu
Dative Annu
Genitive Annu

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnːɑ/, [ˈɑnːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːɑ
  • Syllabification: An‧na

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann.
    • 1870 Aleksis Kivi, Seitsemän veljestä (Seven Brothers): Chapter 14 (Translation 1991 by Richard A. Impola):
      Aviona oli hänellä Seunalan hoikka tytär, liinatukkainen, kainosilmäinen Anna, hän, joka oli nähnyt kummia näköjä ja houraillen ennustellut paljon ihmeitä.
      His wife was the slender daughter of Seunala, shy-eyed Anna, who had seen strange visions in trances and predicted many wonders.
    • 1984 Eira Stenberg, Paratiisin vangit, Tammi, →ISBN, page 5:
      Minun nimeni on Sisko. Ei se ole ihmisen nimi. Se on nimi suhteelle. Minä olin alusta alkaen sivuhenkilö. [ - - - ] Anna oli sievä ja kiharapäinen kuin kiiltokuvaenkeli. Kun äiti huusi häntä ikkunasta, se kuulosti pyynnöltä, lähes rukoukselta: anna, anna! Amen, minä lisäsin usein mielessäni. Koko piha kaikui annoista. [ - - - ]
      Minulla on myös veli, jonka nimi on Veli. Meitä yhdisti kateus. Me kadehdimme Annalta hänen nimeään.
    • 2010 Ilkka Raitasuo - Terhi Siltala, Kellokosken prinsessa, Like Kustannus Oy, →ISBN, page 211:
      Eräänä Annan päivänä 1960-luvulla ylilääkäri Alivirta oli pistäytynyt osastolla toivottamassa kaikille juhlijoille hyvää nimipäivää. Tuolloin Prinsessa oli oikaissut Isä Paavalia ja todennut, että hän oli oikeastaan Anita. Hän piti Annaa hieman rahvaanomaisena ja vanhahtavana etunimenä.
  2. (obsolete) Anna (biblical prophetess)
    • 1548 Se Wsi Testamenti, Lucan Euangeliumi 2:36:
      Ja oli Anna Prophetissa Phanuelin Tyter Aserin sughusta teme oli ioutunudh pitkelle ijelle ia oli elenyt miehens cansa seitzemen wootha hene' Neitzydeste's
      And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; (KJV Luke 2:36)

Usage notesEdit

  • Traditionally one of the most popular female names in Finland, for example, the most common first name of women throughout the 19th century.
  • Common first part of conjoined names such as Anna-Liisa and Anna-Maija.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Anna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Anna Annat
genitive Annan Annojen
partitive Annaa Annoja
illative Annaan Annoihin
singular plural
nominative Anna Annat
accusative nom. Anna Annat
gen. Annan
genitive Annan Annojen
Annainrare
partitive Annaa Annoja
inessive Annassa Annoissa
elative Annasta Annoista
illative Annaan Annoihin
adessive Annalla Annoilla
ablative Annalta Annoilta
allative Annalle Annoille
essive Annana Annoina
translative Annaksi Annoiksi
instructive Annoin
abessive Annatta Annoitta
comitative Annoineen
Possessive forms of Anna (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Annani Annamme
2nd person Annasi Annanne
3rd person Annansa

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

A Latinate variant of French Anne, from Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Anna.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

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

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate to English Ann.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

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GreenlandicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (old orthography) Ána

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Danish Anna.

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name from Danish, equivalent to English Ann.
  2. Anna (biblical)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Nuka Møller: Kalaallit aqqi (Greenlandic personal names), Oqaasileriffik 2015, →ISBN
  • [2] Danskernes navne 2005, including the residents of Greenland

HungarianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna

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

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Anna Annák
accusative Annát Annákat
dative Annának Annáknak
instrumental Annával Annákkal
causal-final Annáért Annákért
translative Annává Annákká
terminative Annáig Annákig
essive-formal Annaként Annákként
essive-modal
inessive Annában Annákban
superessive Annán Annákon
adessive Annánál Annáknál
illative Annába Annákba
sublative Annára Annákra
allative Annához Annákhoz
elative Annából Annákból
delative Annáról Annákról
ablative Annától Annáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Annáé Annáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Annáéi Annákéi
Possessive forms of Anna
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Annám Annáim
2nd person sing. Annád Annáid
3rd person sing. Annája Annái
1st person plural Annánk Annáink
2nd person plural Annátok Annáitok
3rd person plural Annájuk Annáik

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IcelandicEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה(ḥannâ).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f (genitive singular Önnu)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה(Ḥannâ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.na/, [ˈän̺n̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: Àn‧na

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann
  2. Hannah (Biblical mother of Samuel)
  3. Anna (Biblical prophetess)

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Anna

  1. Rōmaji transcription of アンナ

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה(Ḥannâ).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f sg (genitive Annae); first declension

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Anna
Genitive Annae
Dative Annae
Accusative Annam
Ablative Annā
Vocative Anna

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: Anna

Proper nounEdit

Annā f

  1. ablative of Anna

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1454. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann.
  2. A transliteration of the Russian female given name А́нна (Ánna).
  3. A respelling of the English female given name Ann.
  4. A respelling of the English or French female given name Anne.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [3] Population Register of Latvia: Anna was the only given name of 25 747 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded in Norway in 1340. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann.
  2. Anna, the prophetess.

Usage notesEdit

  • One of the most popular given names in Norway since the Middle Ages. For example, the most common name of women born in Norway from the 1870s to the 1910s.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [4] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 17 721 females with the given name Anna living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1880s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

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

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Anna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f

  1. A female given name; Alternative spelling of Ana

Scottish GaelicEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann

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SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna f (genitive Anny, nominative plural Anny) declension pattern žena

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Anna in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1291. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חַנָּה(ḥannâ) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Anna c (genitive Annas)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ann.
    • 1994 Marianne Fredriksson, Anna, Hanna och Johanna, Wahlström & Widstrand (2001), →ISBN, page 259:
      Då mindes jag Anna, den ljusa människan. Och så sa jag utan att ha tänkt att jag ville kalla flickan Anna. Mor blev glad, det såg jag nog, men hon sa att jag måste tala med Arne först.
      Han tyckte namnet var gammaldags och rejält. Så var han glad att det inte fanns i släkten.

Usage notesEdit

  • Traditionally one of the most popular Swedish names, for example the most common first name of women born in Sweden in the 1920s, the 1970s and the 1980s.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [5] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 302 997 females with the given name Anna living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June, 2011.

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