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Gender Female
Language(s) English, French
Meaning Favored, Grace
Other names
See also Anna, Ann, Ana

Anne, alternatively spelled Ann, is a form of the Latin female given name Anna. This in turn is a representation of the Hebrew Hannah, which means 'favor' or 'grace.' [1]

It is sometimes used as a male name in the Netherlands (for example, author Anne de Vries). It has also been used for males in France (Anne de Montmorency) and Scotland (Lord Anne Hamilton).

Anne is a common name and the following lists represent a small selection. For a comprehensive list, see instead: All pages beginning with Anne.

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  1. ^ "Anne". A Dictionary of First Names. Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle, and Flavia Hodges. Oxford University Press, 2006. Oxford Reference Online. University of Hull. 1 April 2010