Ancient Greek Ἁνανίας from Hebrew חֲנַנְיָה 'Yahweh has favored'.
The name of a Biblical disciple and martyr, a 3rd C saint, and a 10th C Catholicos of Armenia. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Anany, Ananye.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1589 Ananias RegSoAMar p. 14
- Middle French
- ● 1565 Ennanias RegPCC-1 p. 156
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ananias". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Ananias.