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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United States Ranking #9282
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #5
If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.
Chakra Number: #5 Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
Color meaning: Blue
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.