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

Hannah is a classic, beautiful, delightful name for a baby girl. Pronounced Ha-nuh.

Personal experiences with the name Hannah: | Edit

A great friend of mine's name is Hannah. I have known her for years upon years. She is beautiful, smart, strong, and very, very serious at times. Other times, she just wants to have fun and be loud. ...She can also be extremely creepy. But I don't mind. I love her very, very much and her name is gorgeous. This name is a great pick. :) :) :) :) <3

Nicknames for Hannah: | Edit

Han, Hannie, Hann.

Meanings and history of the name Hannah: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Hannah".

Hebrew:
Favor; grace. Fact: Biblical mother of the prophet Samuel.

American:
Favor; grace. Fact: Biblical mother of the prophet Samuel.

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 Hart-Youtuber (My Drunk Kitchen)

Hannah in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Hannah Montana", television show on the Disney Channel.
Hannah Longbottom nee 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
Hannah Hunt, song by Vampire Weekend

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