This name derives from the Latin form of the Greek name “Ánna (Ἄννα)” from the Hebrew name “Channâh > Ḥannāh,” meaning “graciousness, he was gracious, showed favor.” Hannah, also occasionally transliterated as Channah or Ḥannāh, is Elkanah’s wife mentioned in Samuel’s Books. According to the Hebrew Bible, she was the mother of Samuel. Saint Anne was traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for its extensive use and popularity among Christians. The name has also been used for numerous saints and queens. The mid-7th century King Anna of East Anglia was one such male Anna. Anna is in extensive use in countries across the world as are its variants Anne, initially a French version of the name, though in use in English speaking countries for hundreds of years, and Ann, which was initially the English spelling.
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Popularity & Ranking
United States Ranking #2905
Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #3231
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #1
The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.
Chakra Number: #1 Root Chakra "Muladhara"
The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.
Color meaning: Red
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.