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Language(s)English, French
MeaningFavored, grace
Other names
See alsoAnna, Ana, Annie, Nancy, Ninon (French)

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 'favour' or 'grace'.[1] Related names include Annie.

Anne is sometimes used as a male name in the Netherlands, particularly in the Frisian speaking part (for example, author Anne de Vries). In this incarnation, it is related to Germanic arn-names and means 'eagle'.[2] 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 with titles 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
  2. ^ See entry on "Anne" in the Behind the Name database and the "Anne" and "Ane" entries (in Dutch) in the Nederlandse Voornamenbank (Dutch First Names Database) of the Meertens Instituut (23 October 2018).