Meaning:He [God] has favored me
Anna is a girl’s name with Hebrew origins meaning “he [God] has favored me.” This name has been embraced by Christians for many decades for its association with the Virgin Mary’s mother, Saint Anna. In more recent times, Anna was used for the adorable youngest sister in the hit children’s film Frozen. Anna is a fabulous choice name for any baby girl and is a classic twist on the title Hannah.
Famous People Named Anna
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Anna KournikovaTennis Player
Online Etymology Dictionary, Anna, October 2017
Online Etymology Dictionary, Hannah, October 2017
Ancestry, Anna Family History
Abarim Publications, Anna meaning
Britannica, St. Anne, mother of Virgin Mary, September 2023
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