Hannah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hannah

Hannah

Pronunciation: HA-nə, HAH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Hannah:

Derived from the Hebrew hannāh, chaanach (gracious, full of grace, mercy). The name, borne in the Bible by the mother of the prophet Samuel, received a boost in popularity by the Puritans, who favored Bible names.

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Comments and insights on the name Hannah: | Edit

Is another form of Channah.

Lots of ppl spell it without the H at the end

Personal experiences with the name Hannah: | Edit

My name's Hannah Rose. I used to not like my name and considered going by Rose, but eventually I accepted my name. I get the nickname Hannah Banana all the time and its ANNOYING!

one of my best friends who i met on twitter's name is Hannah and she's such a fun person and easy to get along with. i love the name Hanna. its so cute and girly

I was born in 1991, and I loved the fact that is is quite rare (I find) to have ladies my age with that name I find it started to trend after my era. Hannah Christine. It was nice never having to worry about duplicates in the classroom. Oddly enough several other people from my mom's grad class had named their daughters Hannah too, so my mama was kind of a trend setter

Nicknames for Hannah: | Edit

Hann, Hannie, Han, Hannah Banana

Meanings and history of the name Hannah: | Edit

The meaning of the name is 'Grace'.

Famous real-life people named Hannah: | Edit

Hannah Arendt - German-American political theorist
Hannah Wood - American actress; sister of Elijah Wood
Hannah Gordon - Scottish actress
Hannah Wilke - American painter
Hannah Teter - American snowboarder
Hannah Cornett - American model and actress
Hannah Cowley - American dramatist and poet
Hannah Hoes van Buren - former First Lady of the United States and wife of Martin van Buren
Hannah Storm - American TV presenter
Hannah Webster Foster - American novelist

Hannah in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Hannah Montana", television show on the Disney Channel.
Hannah Abbott - Character in Harry Potter Series
Hannah the Brave, a Neopets game and plot character.
Hannah Belmont, minor character on Degrassi
Hannah Morgan - Character in novel, Still the Song
Hannah Baker, main character in "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher

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