Annie is a feminine name with all the fancies of an affectionate nickname. Hebrew in origin, Annie is a mischievous variation of the more regal Anne, which stems from the biblical title Hannah. All three share the root word channah, meaning "grace" or "favor," though how they choose to express it is entirely individual. For Annie's part, the name holds a beloved line of quirky heroines and eclectic figures, including the iconic Annie Oakley, Little Orphan Annie, and the captivating Annie Hall.
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