Dictionary of Medieval Names
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Anne f. Hebrew חַנָּה 'grace, favor'.

The name of an apocryphal saint and mother of Mary, the Biblical mother of Samuel, a prophetess mentioned in the gospel of Luke, an 11th C queen consort of the Franks, a 13th C queen of Armenia, a 14th C queen consort of Bohemia, a 14th C queen consort of England, a 14th-15th C duchess of Brittany, a 15th C grand duchess of Lithuania, a 15th C duchess of Luxembourg, a 15th C queen consort of Bohemia and Austria, a 15th C queen consort of England, a 16th C queen consort of Poland and Sweden, three 16th C queens consort of England, a 16th C queen consort of Scotland, a 16th C queen consort of Poland, and two 16th C queens consort of Hungary and Bohemia. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Anna. Geneva Bible (1560): Anáh, Hanna.

Withycombe s.n. Ann notes that the diminutive Nancy didn't become common in England until the 18th century, but pre-1600 examples can be found. The diminutive Nan is witnessed in 1379 in the relational byname Nansoñ (WRYPT1 p. 30).

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Anna BoonenGes p. 320, Anne ibid. p. 371
1597x1598 Anneken BoonenGes p. 325
Czech Republic
Latin
1345 Anna (nom) CDEM-7.2 605; 1349 Anna (nom) chlumecky 35, Anne (dat) ibid. 49; 1350 Anne (dat) ibid. 165; 1351 Anna (nom) ibid. 8, Anne (abl) ibid. 30; 1353 Anna (nom) ibid. 61, Anne (dat) ibid. 61; 1355 Anna (nom) ibid. 94, Anne (dat) ibid. 85; 1356 Anne (dat) ibid. 151; 1358 Anna (nom) ibid. 201, p. 30, Anne (dat) ibid. 251, p. 32
1353 Anca (nom) chlumecky 66, Ance (dat) ibid. 72; 1356 Ance (dat) ibid. 187, p. 29; 1358 Ancze (dat) ibid. 272, p. 32
Denmark
Danish
1581 Anne KD-1 no. 362
1581 Anncke KD-1 no. 362
England
Latin
1340xc1450 Anna (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 27, Anne (nom) ibid. p. 64; 1379 Anna (nom) WRYPT1 p. 6; 1381 Anna (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6, Suffolk1381 p. 70; 1476 Annæ (dat) WillsInv LXVII; 1530/31 Anne (dat) LIWill-III p. 95; 1538 Anna (nom) SA12 p. 1; 1539 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1539/40 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1540 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1540/1 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1540 Annam (acc) ibid. p. 4; 1552 Anna (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1553 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 57; 1556 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1557 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1558 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1559 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 60; 1560 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 60; 1566 Anna (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1571 Anna (nom) ibid. p. 12
1340xc1450 Anita (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 85
Dutch
1572 Anna AuFr Boucke; 1573 Anna ibid. Buen; 1576 Anna ibid. Gast; 1577 Anna ibid. Bauters; 1579 Anna ibid. Dottegnie; 1580 Anna ibid. Elst; 1581 Anna ibid. Bauwens, Anne ibid. Bruijnijnck; 1583 Anna ibid. Belle, Anne ibid. Bauters; 1584 Anna ibid. Dregge; 1586 Anna ibid. Begnerts; 1587 Anna ibid. Driessche; 1588 Anna ibid. Courcelis; 1589 Anna ibid. Bierman; 1590 Anna ibid. Clerx; 1592 Anna ibid. Beijaert; 1593 Anna ibid. Anglois; 1594 Anna ibid. Coster; 1595 Anna ibid. Coge; 1596 Anna ibid. Beughem; 1597 Anna ibid. Corens; 1598 Anna ibid. Claijsz; 1599 Anna ibid. Busken
1592 Tanneken AuFr Arnouts
Early Modern English
1485 Anne WillsInv LXIX; 1522 An ibid. LXXVI; 1529 Anne PP-HenV p. 4; 1530 An LIWill-III p. 82, Anne ibid. p. 42; 1531 Ann SaxhamSf p. 122, Anne ibid. p. 122; 1539 An WillsInv LXXXV, Ane BarnstapleBap p. 1, Anna StNick-Sf p. 1; 1540 An StAnthonlin p. 2, Anne BarnstapleBap p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 2; 1541 An BarnstapleBap p. 2, Anne ibid. p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 3; 1542 An ibid. p. 3, Ann BarnstapleBap p. 3, Anne StAnthonlin p. 3; 1543 Ann BarnstapleBap p. 3, Anna StNick-Sf p. 1, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 2, BarnstapleBap p. 3, OrpingtonKe p. 75, StAnthonlin p. 4; 1545 An StNick-Sf p. 2, Ane BarnstapleBap p. 4; 1546/7 Anna ExMar 1b; 1547 An StAnthonlin p. 6, Anne RegIng p. 3; 1548 An BarnstapleBap p. 6, Anne RegIng p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 6; 1549 Anne ibid. p. 7; 1550 An ibid. p. 8; 1550/1 Anne RegIng p. 3; 1550 Anne StAnthonlin p. 8; 1551/2 Anne RegIng p. 4; 1551 Anne StAnthonlin p. 8, StNick-Sf p. 2; 1552 Anne RegIng p. 4; 1552/3 Anne ibid. p. 4; 1552 Anne StAnthonlin p. 9; 1553 Anne BarnstapleBap p. 8, StAnthonlin p. 10; 1554 Ane BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1555 An StAnthonlin p. 11, Anne BarnstapleBap p. 9, StAnthonlin p. 11, bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1556/57 Anne PRThirsk p. 2; 1556 Anne StAnthonlin p. 11, bruton-vol1 p. 28; 1557 An StAnthonlin p. 11, Anna BarnstapleBap p. 10, Anne PRThirsk p. 2; 1559 An DU-DSMMar, StAnthonlin p. 12, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 2, SOmar-vol9 p. 1; 1559/60 Anna HAmar-vol9 p. 2; 1559 Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 60, DEmar-vol1 p. 80, SaxhamSf p. 1, bruton-vol1 p. 30; 1560 Ane BarnstapleBap p. 11, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 3, Anne RegSASel p. 6, SaxhamSf p. 39, bruton-vol1 p. 31; 1561 Ane BarnstapleBap p. 11, Ann BUmar-vol2 p. 115, BUmar-vol9 p. 147, Anne BarnstapleBap p. 11, CAmar-vol1 p. 2, OrpingtonKe p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 14, bruton-vol1 p. 31; 1562 Ann ibid. p. 33, Anne BarnstapleBap p. 12, OrpingtonKe p. 1, StMaryA p. 3, bruton-vol1 p. 4; 1563/4 An BarnstapleBap p. 13; 1563 Anne HAmar-vol9 p. 68, OrpingtonKe p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 15, WAmar-1 p. 97, bruton-vol1 p. 4; 1564 An BEmar-vol2 p. 128, BarnstapleBap p. 13, Ann BUmar-vol2 p. 116, HAmar-vol9 p. 116, RegBisham p. 2, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 60, Bar-in-El p. 10, COmar-vol5 p. 3; 1564/5 Anne RegIng p. 5; 1564 Anne StMaryA p. 3, bruton-vol1 p. 34; 1565 An BarnstapleBap p. 13, Ann BUmar-vol2 p. 116, HAmar-vol9 p. 116, Anne ibid. p. 68, OrpingtonKe p. 2, StMaryA p. 4, WAmar-1 p. 97, bruton-vol1 p. 34; 1566 An StAnthonlin p. 18, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 4, Anne BEmar-vol2 p. 69, bruton-vol1 p. 4; 1567 Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 4, Anna bruton-vol1 p. 36, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 8, BEmar-vol2 p. 30, OrpingtonKe p. 2; 1568 Anna ExMar 2b; 1568/9 Anna HAmar-vol9 p. 2; 1568 Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 8, OrpingtonKe p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 19, bruton-vol1 p. 37; 1569 An BEmar-vol2 p. 129, SaxhamSf p. 39, StAnthonlin p. 20, Ann bruton-vol1 p. 38, Anna SaxhamSf p. 2, Anne DEmar-vol1 p. 82, SaxhamSf p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 20, bruton-vol1 p. 5; 1570 An StAnthonlin p. 21, Anne WAmar-1 p. 97; 1571 An SaxhamSf p. 39, StAnthonlin p. 21, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 5, SaxhamSf p. 39, Anne WAmar-1 p. 131, bruton-vol1 p. 39; 1572 An StAnthonlin p. 21, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 61, WAmar-1 p. 97, bruton-vol1 p. 40; 1573 Ann WAmar-1 p. 15, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 9, BEmar-vol2 p. 30, Bar-in-El p. 19, DEmar-vol1 p. 82, SaxhamSf p. 56, StAnthonlin p. 23, WAmar-1 p. 108, bruton-vol1 p. 41; 1574 An StAnthonlin p. 23, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 5, Anna COmar-vol2 p. 70, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 61, CAmar-vol1 p. 3, OrpingtonKe p. 4, WAmar-1 p. 131, bruton-vol1 p. 6; 1575 An SaxhamSf p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 24, Ann RegBisham p. 4, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 9, BEmar-vol2 p. 69, StAnthonlin p. 24; 1576 An BEmar-vol2 p. 129, SaxhamSf p. 3, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 5, Anne DEmar-vol1 p. 83; 1577 An StAnthonlin p. 26, Ann BEmar-vol2 p. 129, Anne ibid. p. 30, COmar-vol2 p. 101, COmar-vol5 p. 5, WAmar-1 p. 131; 1578 An StAnthonlin p. 26, Ann RegBisham p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 26, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 62, CAmar-vol1 p. 3, OrpingtonKe p. 5; 1579 An StAnthonlin p. 27, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 6, Anne BEmar-vol2 p. 30, COmar-vol2 p. 48, COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1580 An SaxhamSf p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 28, Ann WAmar-1 p. 98, Anna BUmar-vol2 p. 63, Anne ibid. p. 63, CAmar-vol1 p. 129, HAmar-vol9 p. 50; 1581 An COmar-vol2 p. 101, SaxhamSf p. 3, Ann BUmar-vol2 p. 117, BUmar-vol9 p. 6, Anne BUmar-vol1 p. 26, BUmar-vol2 p. 141, COmar-vol2 p. 49, DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1582 An SaxhamSf p. 39, StAnthonlin p. 29, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 6; 1582/3 Ann RegBisham p. 4; 1582 Ann StMary-Ke p. iv, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 63, CAmar-vol1 p. 3, COmar-vol5 p. 6, OrpingtonKe p. 6, bruton-vol1 p. 44; 1583 An StAnthonlin p. 29, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 7, Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 63, DEmar-vol2 p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 8; 1584 An SaxhamSf p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 30, Ann HAmar-vol9 p. 50, Anne COmar-vol2 p. 123, Hanna RegBisham p. 4; 1585 An StAnthonlin p. 31, Ane BUmar-vol1 p. 26, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 7, Anne Bar-in-El p. 14, COmar-vol5 p. 7, OrpingtonKe p. 7; 1586 An StAnthonlin p. 31, Ane BUmar-vol1 p. 17, Ann BUmar-vol2 p. 117, BUmar-vol9 p. 148, CAmar-vol1 p. 129, Anne ibid. p. 4, COmar-vol5 p. 8, DEmar-vol2 p. 12, OrpingtonKe p. 7, bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1587 Ann SaxhamSf p. 4, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 12, BEmar-vol2 p. 31, COmar-vol2 p. 71, DEmar-vol2 p. 14, OrpingtonKe p. 8, SaxhamSf p. 40; 1588 Ann HAmar-vol9 p. 69, Anne BEmar-vol2 p. 31, DEmar-vol2 p. 15, OrpingtonKe p. 8, SaxhamSf p. 40; 1589 An StAnthonlin p. 33, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 7, COmar-vol2 p. 23, COmar-vol5 p. 128, DEmar-vol2 p. 18, RegBisham p. 5, WAmar-1 p. 16, Anne BUmar-vol1 p. 17, COmar-vol2 p. 71, DEmar-vol2 p. 18, HAmar-vol9 p. 50, OrpingtonKe p. 8, SaxhamSf p. 40, bruton-vol1 p. 9; 1590 An COmar-vol5 p. 86, StAnthonlin p. 34, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 20, Anne BEmar-vol2 p. 3, DEmar-vol2 p. 20; 1591 Ane HAmar-vol9 p. 50, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 8, HAmar-vol9 p. 69, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 14, DEmar-vol2 p. 23, RegFord p. 1; 1591/2 Anne ibid. p. 2; 1592 An BEmar-vol2 p. 131, StAnthonlin p. 35, Ann DEmar-vol2 p. 25, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 15, BUmar-vol1 p. 27, COmar-vol2 p. 49, DEmar-vol2 p. 24, OrpingtonKe p. 8, RegFord p. 2, WAmar-1 p. 41; 1593 An BEmar-vol2 p. 131, StAnthonlin p. 36, Ann BEmar-vol2 p. 31, RegFord p. 2, Anne CAmar-vol1 p. 5, COmar-vol5 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 28, OrpingtonKe p. 9, SaxhamSf p. 4, WAmar-1 p. 132, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1594 An StAnthonlin p. 36, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 9, DEmar-vol2 p. 28, RegBisham p. 5, Anne COmar-vol2 p. 24, COmar-vol5 p. 10, DEmar-vol1 p. 87, DEmar-vol2 p. 28; 1595 Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 9, CAmar-vol1 p. 5, DEmar-vol2 p. 32, Anna StAnthonlin p. 37, Anne COmar-vol5 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 31, bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1596 An StAnthonlin p. 38, Ann BEmar-vol2 p. 31, BUmar-vol9 p. 9, Anne CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 33, SaxhamSf p. 5, WAmar-1 p. 109, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1597 An StAnthonlin p. 38, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 9, CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 34, Anne BEmar-vol2 p. 54, BUmar-vol2 p. 117, CAmar-vol1 p. 6, COmar-vol5 p. 10; 1597/8 Anne RegFord p. 3; 1597 Anne SaxhamSf p. 5, bruton-vol1 p. 11; 1598 Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 10, SaxhamSf p. 5, Anne Bar-in-El p. 32, DEmar-vol2 p. 37, OrpingtonKe p. 9, bruton-vol1 p. 56; 1599 An StAnthonlin p. 40, Ann BUmar-vol9 p. 10, COmar-vol5 p. 87, RegBisham p. 6, WAmar-1 p. 109, Anna StAnthonlin p. 40, Anne BEmar-vol1 p. 17, BUmar-vol1 p. 27, COmar-vol5 p. 11, DEmar-vol2 p. 41, OrpingtonKe p. 9, RegFord p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 39, WAmar-1 p. 16; 157– Anne BUmar-vol2 p. 141
1574 Annie OrpingtonKe p. 4; 1577 Anny COmar-vol2 p. 70; 1583 Nancy DEmar-vol2 p. 8; 1586 Annie BEmar-vol2 p. 96; 1597 Annie DEmar-vol1 p. 87, Annye WAmar-1 p. 16; 1599 Annye ibid. p. 16
Estonia
Middle Low German
1580 Anneke (nom) Kalakaupmees p. 251, fn. 2
France
Latin
1147 Anna (abl) clairvaux-12thc 19; 1163 Anne (dat) ibid. 103; 1301 Anna (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 201, Anne (gen) ibid. p. 223
Middle French
1561 Anne RegPCC-1 p. 3; 1562 Anne ibid. p. 6; 1563 Anne ibid. p. 18; 1564 Anne ibid. p. 44; 1565 Anne ibid. p. 110; 1566 Anne ibid. p. 196; 1567 Anne ibid. p. 281; 1568 Anne ibid. p. 365; 1570 Anne ibid. p. 422; 1571 Anne ibid. p. 436
Germany
Latin
1186 Anna (nom) quix-vol2 123; 1358 Annen (dat) SDHK no. 7438; 1394 Anne (gen) SMM p. 179
Early Modern English
1539 Anne PP-HenV p. xxvi
Early New High German
1401 Anna (nom) UrkKH-2 907; 1402 Annan (dat) ibid. 910; 1403 Anna (nom) ibid. 913; 1408 Anna (nom) UrkJen2 15; 1410 Annan (nom) ibid. 20; 1416 Anna (nom) mairhofer DCCIII; 1497 Anna Nurn1497 107, Annan ibid. 1786
Ireland
Latin
1488 Annam (acc) RegOct 12
Early Modern English
1528 Anne Fiants-1 23; 1539/40 Anne ibid. 103; 1540 Anne ibid. 116
Italy
Latin
964 Anna (nom) skinner p. 120; 1366 Annam (acc) Livi 51; 1449 Anna (nom) VitAs2 V; 1527 Anna (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
Latvia
Latin
1291 Anna (nom) RigSB 30
Middle Low German
1461 Anna Mettig1892 p. 5, Anne ibid. p. 7; 1464 Anna ibid. p. 11, Anne ibid. p. 6; 1507 Anna ibid. p. 11; 1510 Anna ibid. p. 11; 1511 Anna ibid. p. 4; 1512 Anna ibid. p. 11; 1514 Anne ibid. p. 6; 1515 Anna ibid. p. 5; 1521 Anna ibid. p. 11; 1522 Anna Arbusow p. 97; 1523 Anna ibid. p. 97; 1540 Anna ibid. p. 98; 1545 Anna ibid. p. 99; 1549 Anna ibid. p. 100; 1558 Anna Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1561 Anna ibid. p. 46; 1572 Anna ibid. p. 46; 1582x1594 Anna ibid. p. 47, Annä ibid. p. 47
1460x1465 Anneke Mettig1892 p. 5; 1461 Anneke ibid., Annete ibid. p. 3; 1467 Aneke ibid. p. 7; 1469 Anneke ibid. p. 11; 1475 Anneke ibid. p. 5; 1507 Anneke ibid. p. 11
Lithuania
Polish
1522x1545 Annę (acc) Kaunas2006 p. 82, 90
Spain
Catalan
1510 Anna valencia1510 4176
Spanish
1575 Ana Catalogo-5.2 3794; 1576 Ana ibid. 3878
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Anna (nom) AGZ-18 19, Annam (acc) ibid. 19, Anne (gen) ibid. 12
Wales
Early Modern English
1574 Anne RegLlantrithyd p. 61; 1576 Anne ibid. p. 61; 1584 Anne ibid. p. 62; 1590 Anne ibid. p. 62; 1591 Anne ibid. p. 62; 1595 Anne ibid. p. 34; 1598 Anne ibid. p. 1
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Anne". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Anne.