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For other uses, see Anne (disambiguation).
Gender Unisex
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, the name of the mother of the prophet Samuel.[1] Anne is a common name in France.

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

In Gaelic, Anne means "unremarkable."

Notable people named Anne[edit]

People commonly known only by the first name Anne[edit]

  • Saint Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary
  • Queen Anne of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1702–07) and Great Britain (1707–14), born 1665, died 1714
  • Princess Anne, the name and title of several individuals
    • Anne, only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Anne Watanabe 渡辺杏 (Anne/杏), Japanese model/actress


Notable people named Ann[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]


See also[edit]


  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