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Hannah (F)>

Hannah (female)

Variants:Aithne (F) Anna (F) Hania (F) Hannoria (F) Honora (F)
Diminutive(s):Ann (F) Anna (F) Anne (F)
Pet Name for:Johanna (F)
Derivative(s):Ana (F) Anaïs (F) Ann (F) Anne (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Una (F)
Can be spelt:Hanah (F) Hanna (F) Hannah (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private correspondence [JF2]

Jewish and English from Hebrew "favoured one" or "God has been gracious"; OT 1 Samuel 1:2.

In the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire the spelling Hanna was as frequent as Hanah, both being less than a quarter of the occurrences of Hannah.  It is likely that some of these, particularly Hanna, were diminutives of Johanna [q.v.].

FreeREG gives Hannoria, with the appropriate case endings, as the Latin name used for Hannah in old documents; Hannor is also cited but without indicating how it's ending should be declined.  A correspondent [JF2] reports that a further modification of the name to Honora occurs in some Irish records.

FreeREG also gives Hanna/Hannah and Ann/Anna as being Gaelic equivalents of Una.