Anna

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Variant form (Greek) of Hanna [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

2) Short form of Germanic names beginning with Arn- [3]

2) Short form of names ending with -anna/-ana/-anne/-ane [15]

3) 'mummy' in several languages [2] [10] [13]

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Annusa
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Anný
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Annø
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See also


For male forms see Anaton, Annalius, Annes, Annæus

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Annasson Sweden
Annuson Faroe Islands
Onnuson Faroe Islands
Önnuson Iceland

Female

Annasdotter Sweden
Annudóttir Faroe Islands
Onnudóttir Faroe Islands
Önnudóttir Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see ANN (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Anna
Genitive: Annas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Anna
Accusative: Annu / Onnu
Dative: Annu / Onnu
Genitive: Annu / Onnu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Anna
Genitive: Annan
Partitive: Annaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Anna
Accusative: Önnu
Dative: Önnu
Genitive: Önnu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Anna
Genitive: Annas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Anna
Genitive: Annas

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

26 July

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

26 July

Finland Finland

9 December

Norway Norway

26 July

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

9 December

Sweden Sweden

9 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Anna von Brandenburg (27 August 1487 – 3 May 1514), German noblewoman married to Frederik, after her death king of Denmark; mother of King Christian III of Denmark
  • Anna af Danmark (12 December 1574 – 2 March 1619), Danish princess, Queen consort of Scotland, England, and Ireland by marriage to King James VI and I
  • Anna Katharina (sometimes Kathrine or Cathrine) von Brandenburg (26 June 1575 – 8 April 1612), queen-consort of Denmark and Norway from 1597 to 1612 as the first spouse of King Christian IV of Denmark
  • Anna Vilhelmine Johanne Dorthea Larssen Bjørner (née Halberg, 12 September 1875 – 6 March 1955), Danish actress and preacher
  • Anna Helena "Lenah" Maria Elgström (29 December 1884 - 23 December 1968), Swedish author
  • Anna Quirentia Nilsson (30 March 1888 – 11 February 1974), Swedish actress
  • Ylva Anna Maria Lindh (19 June 1957 – 11 September 2003), Swedish Social Democratic politician
  • Anna Maria Kinberg Batra (née Kinberg, born 14 April 1970), Swedish politician of the Moderate Party
  • Anna Cecilia Sahlin Wahlsteen (née Sahlin; pseudonym "Sahlene"; born 11 May 1976), Swedish singer
  • Anna Henrietta Bergendahl (born 11 December 1991), Swedish singer

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[19]
97291 300361 97287 300330 4 31
Finland Finland[21]
n.a.
121432
n.a.
121408
n.a.
24
Denmark Denmark[22]
33495
n.a.
33495
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[23]
4655 6272
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[24]
189 623
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[25]
18944
n.a.
18944
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Anna (f) Sources: [19][22][25][21]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Anna (f) Sources: [26]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Anna (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Anna (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Anna (f)


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  8. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  9. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  15. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2022).
  16. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  17. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  18. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  20. 20.0 20.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  22. 22.0 22.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  23. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  24. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  25. 25.0 25.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  26. details see Name Statistic tables