Name: Ann

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ann

  • Meaning:
    Grace; favour
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    Grace; favour
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    Ann is the English spelling of Anne, the French form of Hannah, that has been used since Medieval times.

    Ann Arbor is a city in Michigan, the 'Ann' part of the name comes from the first name of the wives of its founders John Allen and Elisha Rumsey.

    Raggedy Ann is a fictional doll character, who wears a blue-and-white dress and has red woolen hair.

    Ann M Martin is the author of 'The Baby-sitters Club' books. Another author to bear the name was Ann Radcliffe, a pioneer of the gothic novel movement, who wrote 'The Mysteries of Udolpho'. The book takes a prominent role in Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'.

    Ann Widdecombe is a British politician, Ann Richards was a Texan politician and Ann Coulter is an American attorney and author.

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