Ann - Anne

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The female forename Ann (more common spelling in the nineteenth century) or Anne (more common since then) is a European version of the biblical name Hannah, in itself a shortened form of the Hebrew Hanani, 'HE (= God) has favoured me' (Withycombe). Neither Ann nor Anne is 'correct', but bearers of one form will be irritated if you use the other for them.

Other versions current in English include Anna, Annette and Nanette (originally French), Anita (originally Spanish or Italian) and Hannah.

AWE has pages on Saint Anne and the only ruling Queen in British history (several Queen consortsd are listed at British Royal Consorts by date).