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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.

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
England
Latin
1340xc1450 Anna (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 27, Anne (nom) ibid. p. 64; 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
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
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; 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 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Anne.