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English

Etymology 1

The French spelling of Ann, < Greek Άννα. Anna is the Greek form of the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (Hannah), meaning 'grace; gracious'. Cf. Johannes.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Anne

Plural
-

Anne

  1. A female given name, used interchangeably with Ann since the Middle Ages.
Quotations
  • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood): East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
    "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!"
    "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!"
  • 1908 Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of the Green Gables
-- But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an e."
"What difference does it make how it's spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.
"Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can, and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished. --
Translations

Etymology 2

A shortened form of any of various Germanic masculine names which began with arn (eagle), such as Arnold.

Proper noun

Anne

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A male given name.

Danish

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna; also a popular first part of compound names such as Anne-Lise and Anne-Marie.

Estonian

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name.

Finnish

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name, a twentieth century variant of Anna.

Declension


French

Proper noun

Anne f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Ann.
  2. (Biblical) Hannah
  3. (Biblical) Anna, the prophetess.

Related terms


German

Proper noun

Anne f. [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Anne]]

  1. A female given name borrowed from French and English.

Related terms


Norwegian

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna.

Swedish

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name borrowed from French and English.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A male given nameA hypocoristic male given name for Anders, Anton, Arne.

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