- The mother of Virgin Mary in apocryphal gospels ( also Anne and Anna).
- (given name, female, from Hebrew) popular since fourteenth century, today a very common middle name.
- French: Anne(fr)
- German: Anna(de)
- Italian: Anna(it)
- Spanish: Ana(es)
Etymology: The English form of Anna, the Greek New Testament form of the Hebrew female name Hannah, meaning 'grace; gracious'. Cf. Johannes, Hannibal.
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