Hannah Name Meaning

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Fact: It’s a palindrome name, reading the same forwards and backwards, which adds to its unique charm.

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A Deep Dive

Hannah Overview

Meaning

Grace, favor

Gender

Girl

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew “Channah”

Religion

Judaism, Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈhænə/

Popularity

A consistently popular name, which was ranked at 48th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Graceful, elegant, devoted

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

A biblical name from the Old Testament and deeply embedded in Jewish and Christian traditions.

Name Day

December 28th
A Deep Dive

Hannah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Chana, Hana, Hanna, Ann, Anne, Ana, Anya, Anneliese, Annika, Johanna

Common Nicknames

Hanny, Annie, Nana, Nani, Anna, Anny

Diminutives

Hani, Han, Nan, Ann

Famous People

  • Hannah Arendt
    (German-American Political Theorist)
  • Hannah Montana
    (American Fictional Character)
  • Hannah Jeter
    (American Model)
  • Hannah Fry
    (British Mathematician)
  • Hannah Hart
    (American Internet Personality)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Hannah Baker
    ("13 Reasons Why," TV Series)
  • Hannah Horvath
    ("Girls," TV Series)

What Is the Meaning of Hannah?

The name Hannah means “grace” or “favor.” The name is often associated with the qualities of elegance and a gracious nature.

What Is the Origin of The Name Hannah?

Hannah is derived from the Hebrew word “Channah,” which carries the same meanings.

It is a biblical name, well-known from the Old Testament, where Hannah is portrayed as a devoted and persistent figure who prays for a child and is eventually blessed with Samuel.

The name has maintained popularity due to its strong biblical connections and has been commonly used in Jewish and Christian traditions.

Hannah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Hannah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#442021#472022#482023
Top 3 Rankings#21998#21999#22000

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Hannah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202348
(-1 from 2022)
4102
(-376 from 2022)
0.23451
202247
(-3 from 2021)
4478
(-108 from 2021)
0.24974
202144
(-5 from 2020)
4586
(-376 from 2020)
0.25598
202039
(-7 from 2019)
4962
(-675 from 2019)
0.28071
201932
(+1 from 2018)
5637
(-39 from 2018)
0.30721
201833
(-1 from 2017)
5676
(-250 from 2017)
0.30522
201732
(+1 from 2016)
5926
(-108 from 2016)
0.31368
201633
(-5 from 2015)
6034
(-396 from 2015)
0.31169
201528
No change from 2014
6430
(-163 from 2014)
0.32960
201428
(-5 from 2013)
6593
(-712 from 2013)
0.33701
201323
(-1 from 2012)
7305
(+15 from 2012)
0.37895
201222
(+3 from 2011)
7290
(+706 from 2011)
0.37588
201125
(-5 from 2010)
6584
(-414 from 2010)
0.33979
201020
(+3 from 2009)
6998
(-584 from 2009)
0.35692
200923
(-6 from 2008)
7582
(-1990 from 2008)
0.37440
200817
(-8 from 2007)
9572
(-3749 from 2007)
0.45956
20079
(-1 from 2006)
13321
(-1231 from 2006)
0.62939
20068
(-1 from 2005)
14552
(-299 from 2005)
0.69609
20057
(-2 from 2004)
14851
(-760 from 2004)
0.73173
20045
(-1 from 2003)
15611
(-2027 from 2003)
0.77366
20034
(-1 from 2002)
17638
(-1189 from 2002)
0.87907
20023
No change from 2001
18827
(-1895 from 2001)
0.95326
20013
(-1 from 2000)
20722
(-2364 from 2000)
1.04607
20002
No change from 1999
23086
(+1407 from 1999)
1.15676
19992
No change from 1998
21679
(+304 from 1998)
1.11357
19982
(+3 from 1997)
21375
(+780 from 1997)
1.10265
19975
(+2 from 1996)
20595
(+2000 from 1996)
1.07870
19967
No change from 1995
18595
(+1577 from 1995)
0.96988
19957
(+9 from 1994)
17018
(+2523 from 1994)
0.88564
199416
(+5 from 1993)
14495
(+1986 from 1993)
0.74357
199321
(+5 from 1992)
12509
(+1014 from 1992)
0.63448
199226
(+3 from 1991)
11495
(+724 from 1991)
0.57341
199129
(+1 from 1990)
10771
(+491 from 1990)
0.52970
199030
(+12 from 1989)
10280
(+2450 from 1989)
0.50039
198942
(+19 from 1988)
7830
(+2268 from 1988)
0.39304
198861
(+5 from 1987)
5562
(+968 from 1987)
0.28922
198766
(+16 from 1986)
4594
(+1206 from 1986)
0.24512
198682
(+35 from 1985)
3388
(+939 from 1985)
0.18358
1985117
(+9 from 1984)
2449
(+183 from 1984)
0.13264
1984126
(-2 from 1983)
2266
(-132 from 1983)
0.12566
1983124
(+51 from 1982)
2398
(+818 from 1982)
0.13399
1982175
(+15 from 1981)
1580
(+166 from 1981)
0.08709
1981190
(+23 from 1980)
1414
(+193 from 1980)
0.07906
1980213
(+40 from 1979)
1221
(+251 from 1979)
0.06857
1979253
(+59 from 1978)
970
(+235 from 1978)
0.05629
1978312
(+37 from 1977)
735
(+103 from 1977)
0.04471
1977349
(+35 from 1976)
632
(+96 from 1976)
0.03842
1976384
(+58 from 1975)
536
(+90 from 1975)
0.03410
1975442
(+75 from 1974)
446
(+120 from 1974)
0.02857
1974517
(+34 from 1973)
326
(+25 from 1973)
0.02081
1973551
(+68 from 1972)
301
(+50 from 1972)
0.01937
1972619
(+175 from 1971)
251
(+73 from 1971)
0.01557
1971794
(+9 from 1970)
178
(+6 from 1970)
0.01016
1970803
(+78 from 1969)
172
(+30 from 1969)
0.00939
1969881
(-22 from 1968)
142
No change from 1968
0.00806
1968859
(+67 from 1967)
142
(+20 from 1967)
0.00831
1967926
(-57 from 1966)
122
(-11 from 1966)
0.00711
1966869
(+39 from 1965)
133
(+10 from 1965)
0.00758
1965908
(-18 from 1964)
123
(-13 from 1964)
0.00673
1964890
(-25 from 1963)
136
(-10 from 1963)
0.00695
1963865
(+22 from 1962)
146
(+4 from 1962)
0.00734
1962887
(-18 from 1961)
142
(-8 from 1961)
0.00701
1961869
(+51 from 1960)
150
(+17 from 1960)
0.00722
1960920
(-29 from 1959)
133
(-3 from 1959)
0.00640
1959891
(+34 from 1958)
136
(+12 from 1958)
0.00654
1958925
(-8 from 1957)
124
No change from 1957
0.00600
1957917
(-79 from 1956)
124
(-17 from 1956)
0.00591
1956838
(-4 from 1955)
141
(+6 from 1955)
0.00685
1955834
(-86 from 1954)
135
(-18 from 1954)
0.00673
1954748
(-15 from 1953)
153
(-1 from 1953)
0.00769
1953733
(-10 from 1952)
154
(+3 from 1952)
0.00798
1952723
(-42 from 1951)
151
(-13 from 1951)
0.00794
1951681
(-17 from 1950)
164
(-1 from 1950)
0.00888
1950664
(-28 from 1949)
165
(-5 from 1949)
0.00938
1949636
(-26 from 1948)
170
(-13 from 1948)
0.00968
1948610
(+7 from 1947)
183
(-1 from 1947)
0.01050
1947617
(+45 from 1946)
184
(+40 from 1946)
0.01012
1946662
(-73 from 1945)
144
(-9 from 1945)
0.00893
1945589
(-24 from 1944)
153
(-13 from 1944)
0.01137
1944565
(-29 from 1943)
166
(-30 from 1943)
0.01215
1943536
(-26 from 1942)
196
(-17 from 1942)
0.01365
1942510
(+4 from 1941)
213
(+33 from 1941)
0.01532
1941514
(-11 from 1940)
180
(-8 from 1940)
0.01445
1940503
(-45 from 1939)
188
(-24 from 1939)
0.01591
1939458
(+14 from 1938)
212
(+15 from 1938)
0.01869
1938472
(-9 from 1937)
197
(-2 from 1937)
0.01726
1937463
(+26 from 1936)
199
(+25 from 1936)
0.01806
1936489
(-41 from 1935)
174
(-34 from 1935)
0.01615
1935448
(-24 from 1934)
208
(-31 from 1934)
0.01914
1934424
(+37 from 1933)
239
(+37 from 1933)
0.02208
1933461
(-28 from 1932)
202
(-29 from 1932)
0.01931
1932433
(+8 from 1931)
231
(+18 from 1931)
0.02088
1931441
(-27 from 1930)
213
(-38 from 1930)
0.01930
1930414
(+2 from 1929)
251
(-4 from 1929)
0.02152
1929416
(-6 from 1928)
255
(-18 from 1928)
0.02203
1928410
(-43 from 1927)
273
(-75 from 1927)
0.02284
1927367
(-16 from 1926)
348
(-12 from 1926)
0.02815
1926351
(-6 from 1925)
360
(-21 from 1925)
0.02926
1925345
(+3 from 1924)
381
No change from 1924
0.03016
1924348
(-38 from 1923)
381
(-53 from 1923)
0.02941
1923310
(+11 from 1922)
434
(+22 from 1922)
0.03465
1922321
(-26 from 1921)
412
(-84 from 1921)
0.03302
1921295
(+4 from 1920)
496
(+25 from 1920)
0.03876
1920299
(-23 from 1919)
471
(-63 from 1919)
0.03786
1919276
(+3 from 1918)
534
(+21 from 1918)
0.04546
1918279
(-12 from 1917)
513
(-28 from 1917)
0.04267
1917267
(-7 from 1916)
541
(-8 from 1916)
0.04814
1916260
(-7 from 1915)
549
(+3 from 1915)
0.05057
1915253
(-4 from 1914)
546
(+103 from 1914)
0.05333
1914249
(-6 from 1913)
443
(+47 from 1913)
0.05561
1913243
(-6 from 1912)
396
(+37 from 1912)
0.06047
1912237
(-2 from 1911)
359
(+80 from 1911)
0.06119
1911235
(-22 from 1910)
279
(-26 from 1910)
0.06315
1910213
(-7 from 1909)
305
(+27 from 1909)
0.07270
1909206
(+17 from 1908)
278
(+38 from 1908)
0.07552
1908223
(-12 from 1907)
240
(+1 from 1907)
0.06770
1907211
(-20 from 1906)
239
(-17 from 1906)
0.07083
1906191
(+14 from 1905)
256
(+37 from 1905)
0.08168
1905205
(-23 from 1904)
219
(-42 from 1904)
0.07068
1904182
(+1 from 1903)
261
(+11 from 1903)
0.08925
1903183
(-9 from 1902)
250
(-21 from 1902)
0.08986
1902174
(-4 from 1901)
271
(+5 from 1901)
0.09667
1901170
(-1 from 1900)
266
(-59 from 1900)
0.10463
1900169
(-12 from 1899)
325
(+37 from 1899)
0.10229
1899157
(-9 from 1898)
288
(-50 from 1898)
0.11637
1898148
(+10 from 1897)
338
(+50 from 1897)
0.12329
1897158
(-12 from 1896)
288
(-35 from 1896)
0.11600
1896146
(+2 from 1895)
323
(+22 from 1895)
0.12818
1895148
(+2 from 1894)
301
(+8 from 1894)
0.12181
1894150
(-14 from 1893)
293
(-11 from 1893)
0.12417
1893136
(-4 from 1892)
304
(-22 from 1892)
0.13497
1892132
(-4 from 1891)
326
(+33 from 1891)
0.14494
1891128
(+8 from 1890)
293
(+26 from 1890)
0.14906
1890136
(-9 from 1889)
267
(-34 from 1889)
0.13240
1889127
(-4 from 1888)
301
(+6 from 1888)
0.15908
1888123
(-14 from 1887)
295
(+16 from 1887)
0.15572
1887109
(+7 from 1886)
279
(+25 from 1886)
0.17951
1886116
(-3 from 1885)
254
(+18 from 1885)
0.16522
1885113
(-10 from 1884)
236
(-39 from 1884)
0.16626
1884103
(+7 from 1883)
275
(+66 from 1883)
0.19988
1883110
(-4 from 1882)
209
(-5 from 1882)
0.17408
1882106
(-3 from 1881)
214
(+18 from 1881)
0.18497
1881103
(-7 from 1880)
196
(-25 from 1880)
0.19827
188096
First SSA data recorded
221
First SSA data recorded
0.22642

American States Popularity Rankings for Hannah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#492021#542022#912023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#372021#372022#422023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#432021#532022#452023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#512021#602022#592023

North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#472021#482022#632023

Michigan (MI)

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Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#572021#502022#612023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#372021#332022#272023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#482021#602022#622023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#682021#592022#702023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#332021#322022#442023

Washington (WA)

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Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#572021#332022#392023

Wisconsin (WI)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#532021#852022#1132023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#262021#252022#352023

Colorado (CO)

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Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#382021#392022#402023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#612021#792022#762023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#912021#832022#952023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#652021#672022#642023

Oregon (OR)

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Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#582021#1072022#792023

Iowa (IA)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Utah (UT)

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Kansas (KS)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Maine (ME)

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Idaho (ID)

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Nevada (NV)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Montana (MT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Alaska (AK)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Hawaii (HI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Hannah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#202021#222022#272023

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#302021#372022#23First half of 2023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#342021#312022#362023

Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#722020#742021#1172022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#752021#892022#772023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#842020#1172021#1182022

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#962021#862022#912023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#1722020#1642021#1532022

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2382021#2562022#2442023

Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#3652022#3662023

Popularity in Iceland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Hannah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Hannah has been popularized around the world as a girl’s name and is especially favored for its soft and gentle sound, which aligns with its meaning

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Hannah

Hannah in Famous People Names and Pop Culture

  • Hannah Arendt (Political Theorist, 1906–1975): A German-American thinker known for her work on the nature of power and politics, especially her writings on totalitarianism.
  • Hannah Montana (Fictional Character): The main character in a popular Disney Channel series, portrayed by Miley Cyrus, who lives a double life as a normal teenager and a famous pop star.
  • Hannah Jeter (Model, born 1990): Previously known as Hannah Davis, she is a model famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
  • Hannah Fry (Mathematician, born 1984): A British academic who applies mathematics to a wide range of social issues and is known for her engaging public lectures and books.
  • Hannah Hart (Internet Personality, born 1986): Best known for her YouTube series "My Drunk Kitchen" where she cooks and drinks with equal enthusiasm.
  • Hannah Dakota Fanning (Actress, born 1994): Often goes by Dakota Fanning, she rose to prominence as a child actress in films like "I Am Sam."
  • Hannah Gadsby (Comedian, born 1978): An Australian comedian known for her acclaimed comedy special "Nanette," which tackles subjects of sexuality and trauma.
  • Hannah Brown (TV Personality, born 1994): Gained fame as the star of "The Bachelorette" Season 15.
  • Hannah Cockroft (Paralympian, born 1992): A British wheelchair racer who has won multiple Paralympic gold medals.
  • Hannah Tointon (Actress, born 1987): An English actress known for her roles in "The Inbetweeners" and "Mr Selfridge."
  • Hannah Baker ("13 Reasons Why," 2017 TV Series): A central character whose story addresses serious topics like bullying and mental health.
  • Hannah Horvath ("Girls," 2012 TV Series): A character played by Lena Dunham who navigates her personal and professional life in New York City.

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