Given Name Hannah
PRONOUNCED: HAN-ə (English), HAH-nah (German)
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning “favour” or “grace”. Hannah is the mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament. As an English name, Hannah was not regularly used until after the Protestant Reformation. The Greek and Latin version Anna, which is used in the New Testament, has traditionally been more common as a Christian name.