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About Anne

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Anne is a lovely traditional name that will never go out of fashion. It is distinctly feminine and soft sounding and would be an ideal choice for a gentle baby girl.

Detailed Meaning

Anne is a variation of the name Anna, which in turns comes from the name Channah, which is a Greek name that comes from the Old Testament. All of these names mean ‘grace.’

Famous People With This Name

Anne Hathaway is an American actress who got her start in “The Princess Diaries” films and won an Oscar for her role in “Les Miserables.” Anne Hathaway is also the name of Shakespeare’s wife. Anne of Cleves was Henry VII’s fourth wife. Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet and sister to Charlotte and Emily Brontë.

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname option for Anne is Annie (or you can spell it Anny to make it more unique).

Related Names

Anne can also be spelt Ann. A related name is Anna.

Stories Featuring This Name

Anne is the main character of the children’s book series, “Anne of Green Gables,” written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Elliot is a character in Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.” Anne Page is a character in Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

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