Ann: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ann | Girls
Origin of the name Ann:
The English form of Anna (gracious, full of grace and mercy). In medieval Christian tradition, the name assigned to the mother of the Virgin Mary, as Joachim was assigned to her father. Var: Anna, Anne. Pet: Annie. (an)
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Ann is my middle name, but due to circumstance (long story) I've used it as my first name since early childhood. I'm usually the only one, therefore unique. Not a filler. Not ugly. Memorable and I like it.
Ann is my middle name too. I don't feel like it's a "filler name". I love my middle name. It is sweet, simple, delicate and lovely and has a beautiful meaning: "Merciful and Graceful". I think I like the idea of Ann as a first name as well. I believe it's a classic name and while it's not common anymore, it most definitely hasn't lost it's appeal for me. And for the record, I love the names Anna and Hanna, as well. All are classic, sophisticated, and sweet, as well as short and simple.
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Ann- my unbearably common filler middle name
ugh, I feel your pain sister! stupid family name...
My first name is Ann, and I LOVE it! It is well enough known that is never mispronounced, yet rare enough that I am frequently the only Ann in any given location. Although both Ann and Anne are accepted spellings, it can be a bit frustrating to constantly spell or respell your name for others. That, however, is the only down side to the name. I am so tired of being told Ann is just a filler name; it's simple, elegant and it gives me a connection to many women in my family.
My name is Ann Esther, and I love that I was named for both grandmothers, who predeceased me. HOWEVER, never name a child with a name that has an "e" variant, then give them an "e" middle name! On the phone, it's "Ann with no E, E" horrible. I complained that there were no nicknames for me but my mother said I might have been Hannah, then considered an ancient and old world name LOL. So I was happy enough to be Ann. In my generation there were lots of Anns, and I worked in a large office with one other woman....Ann. So I got my nickname after all, AnnieB. Oh, and when I was in high school with Peggy Sue and such, Ann was THE middle name. I had no idea (no kids) that Ann is out of style until looking at namevoyager.
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Hanna, Nancy, Annie, Nan, Annabelle, Anne, Ann-Marie, Ann-Mary, Ann-Melissa.
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Advice columnist Ann Landers (a pen name!)
Movie dancer Ann Miller
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter
Ann Taylor women's clothing stores
Katherine Ann Moss, birth name of the supetmodel Kate Moss
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Global Popularity of the Name Ann
- #229 in Norway
- #830 in United States