Hannah (name)

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Hannah (Hebrew: חַנָּה, romanizedhannah) also spelled Hanna, Hana or Chana, is a feminine given name of Hebrew origin. It is derived from the root ḥ-n-n, meaning "favour" or "grace"; A Dictionary of First Names attributes the name to a word meaning 'He (God) has favoured me with a child'. Anne, Ana, Ann, and other variants of the name derive from the Hellenized Hebrew: Anna (romanization [transcription/transliteration] of Ἅννα [from Greek to Roman {Latin} letters]).

The Phoenician (Punic) name Hannibal derives from the same Canaanite root and means "My grace is Baal".[1] In the Books of Samuel of the Hebrew Bible, Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel.



08–1770), English cookbook writer

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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Hannah Abbott, character in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Hannah Ashworth, character portrayed by Emma Rigby on the English soap opera Hollyoaks
  • Hannah Baker, a character in the novel and Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
  • Hannah McKay, character portrayed by Yvonne Strahovski on the Showtime TV series Dexter
  • Hannah Martin, character portrayed by Rebecca Ritters on the Australian soap opera Neighbours
  • Hannah Montana, alter ego of Miley Cyrus' character Miley Stewart in the television show of the same name
  • Hannah Whitehouse, co-protagonist of the Toei anime Futari wa Pretty Cure (originally named Honoka Yukishiro)



Saint and Blessed[edit]

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  1. ^ Company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. "Appendix II - Semitic Roots". ahdictionary.com.
  2. ^ "Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska – Website dedicated to the person of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska". Retrieved 29 November 2021.