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Anna (F)>

Anna (female)

Variants:Ana (F) Ann (F) Anne (F) Hanna (F) Hannah (F)
Diminutive(s):Anita (F) Kisanna (F)
Diminutive for:Hannah (F)
Pet Name(s):Anda (F) Andula (F) Andulka (F) Anett (F) Anetta (F) Aniella (F) Anika (F) Anikó (F) Anina (F) Aninka (F) Annag (F) Annie (F) Annika (F) Anula (F) Anusia (F) Anuška (F) Asya (F) Nandag (F) Nanetta (F) Nannie (F) Nina (F)
Derivative(s):Johnana (F) Johnanna (F) Marianna (F) Marianne (F) Rosanna (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Una (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English and many other European languages, from Hebrew Hanna/Hannah, "God has been gracious" or "favoured one"; NT Luke 2:36. Anna is also a diminutive for Hanna/Hannah.

Anna is the Gaelic form of Ann and hence cognate with Una [q.v.].

For Hungarian pet names, see Anikó.