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Etymology 1

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From previous romanizations of Hebrew חַנָּה (Ḥanâ), chiefly for the mother of Samuel, from חַנָּה (ḥanâ, grace, gracious, graced with child). As a Wren with the Royal Marines, after Hannah Snell (1723–1792) who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British military. Doublet of Ann, Anne, Anna, and Ana.

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Hannah (countable and uncountable, plural Hannahs)

  1. Mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament.
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1959, Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus, and Five Short Stories, Houghton Mifflin, published 1959, page 116:
      "What about Hannah Schreiber?"
      He smiled, flashing some gold in his mouth. "How do you like that name? She was only a girl, but she had an old lady's name. - - -
    • 2002, Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, →ISBN, page 33:
      She could buy pretty clothes for a girl and plait her hair with ribbons. And she could call her a nice, old-fashioned, middle-class name like Sarah or Emma or Hannah.
    • 2012, Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, Phoenix, published 2013, →ISBN, page 77:
      I wish it were like the movies, the name something silly, CanDee or Bambie, something you could roll your eyes at. Misti with two hearts over the I's. But it's Hannah, which is a real woman, presumably like me.
  3. A place name in the United States, which could be from the given name or surname:
    1. An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Georgia.
    2. A small town in Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
    3. A minor city in Cavalier County, North Dakota.
    4. An unincorporated community in Florence County, South Carolina.
  4. A hamlet in Hannah cum Hagnaby parish, East Lindsey district, Lincolnshire, England (OS grid ref TF5079).
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Noun

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Hannah (plural Hannahs)

  1. A Wren serving with the Royal Marines.

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Hannah

  1. An Irish and Scottish surname, a variant of Hanna.

Danish

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From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Danish Hanna.

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Hannah

  1. a female given name

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne: ca. 1675 females with the given name Hannah, compared to ca. 2912 named Hanna, have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɑ.naː/
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  • Hyphenation: Han‧nah

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Hannah f

  1. Alternative spelling of Hanna.

German

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Hannah

  1. a female given name from Biblical Hebrew, variant of Hanna

Norwegian

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From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Norwegian Hanna.

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Hannah

  1. a female given name

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  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 2668 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 6014 named Hanna, alive in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

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Hannah f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Hannah, Alternative form of Hanna

Swedish

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From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Swedish Hanna.

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Hannah c (genitive Hannahs)

  1. a female given name

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  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån: 4631 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 48 279 named Hanna, alive in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

Tagalog

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Borrowed from English Hannah.

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Hannah (Baybayin spelling ᜑᜈ)

  1. a female given name from English