Anne, alternatively spelled Ann, is a form of the Latin female given name Anna. This in turn is a representation of the Hebrew Hannah, which means 'favour' or 'grace.' Anne is sometimes used as a male name in the Netherlands, particularly in the Frisian speaking part (for example, author Anne de Vries). In this incarnation, it is related to Germanic arn-names and means 'eagle'.See entry on "Anne" in th
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It has also been used for males in France (Anne de Montmorency) and Scotland (Lord Anne Hamilton). Anne is a common name and the following lists represent a small selection. For a comprehensive list, see instead: . In the UK Anne was traditionally the Royal spelling and Ann was for commoners. This has largely fallen out of use.

As a feminine name


* Saint Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary * Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665–1714), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1702–07) and Great Britain (1707–14) *Queen consorts, a.o.: ** Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia (1432–1462) ** Anne Neville (1456–1485), wife of King Richard III of England ** Anne of Brittany (1477–1514), Breton ruler, wife of both Charles VIII of France and Louis XII of France ** Anne Boleyn (c. 1501/1507–1536), second wife of King Henry VIII of England ** Anne of Cleves (1515–1557), fourth wife of King Henry VIII ** Anne of Denmark (1574–1619), wife of King James VI and I of Scotland, England, and Ireland, ** Anne of Austria (1601–1666), wife of Louis XIII of France, Regent of France ** Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (1575–1612), wife of King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway ** Anne Marie d'Orléans (1669–1728), wife of King Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia ** Anne of Romania (1923–2016), wife of King Michael I of Romania ** Anne-Marie of Greece (born 1948), Danish princess, wife of King Constantine II * Princess Anne, a.o.: ** Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony (1532–1585), Danish princess from the House of Oldenburg ** Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1709–1759), daughter of King George II, wife of William IV, Prince of Orange ** Anne of Orléans (1906–1986), Princess of France ** Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 1938), wife of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria ** Anne, Princess Royal (born 1950), daughter of Queen Elizabeth II * Anne Applebaum (born 1964), American journalist * Anne Archer (born 1947), American actress * Anne Askew (1521–1546), English writer, poet, and Protestant martyr * Anne Bancroft (1931–2005), American actress * Anne Baxter (1923–1985), American actress * Anne Lilia Berge Strand (born 1977), Norwegian singer-songwriter, known as "Annie" * Anne Berthelot (born 1957), French professor of Medieval literature studies * Anne-Grethe Leine Bientie (b. 1954), Norwegian writer and psalmist * Anne Bonny (1702–1782?), Irish pirate * Anne Bosworth (1868–1907), American mathematician * Anne Bourg (born 1987), Luxembourgish footballer * Anne Bourguignon (born 1950), French actress, filmmaker and political activist known as ''Anémone'' * Anne Bourlioux, Canadian mathematician and indoor rower * Anne Bradstreet (1612–1672), America's first published poet * Anne Brontë (1820–1849), British novelist and poet * Anne Isabella Byron, Baroness Byron (1792–1860), British peer, wife of Lord Byron * Anne Byrn (born 1956), American cookbook author * Anne Carson (born 1950), Canadian poet, essayist, and translator * Anne Cox Chambers (born 1919), American media proprietor and billionaire * Anne V. Coates (born 1925), British film editor * Anne Consigny (born 1963), French actress * Anne Conway (1631–1679), English philosopher * Anne Dacier (1654–1720), French scholar and translator of the classics * Anne Seymour Damer (1749–1828), English sculptor * Anne Daw, Australian environmental activist * Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (born 1960), Belgian choreographer * Anne Desclos (1907–1998), French journalist and novelist * Anne Distel (born 1947), French curator and art critic * Anne Donovan (born 1961), American basketball player and coach * Anne Dudek (born 1975), American actress * Anne Dudley (born 1956), English composer, keyboardist, conductor and pop musician * Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), German nun, mystic and stigmatic * Anne Fletcher (born 1966), American choreographer and film director * Anne Stella Fomumbod, Cameroonian women's rights activist * Anne Fontaine (born 1959), French film director, screenwriter, and actress * Anne Francis (1930–2011), American actress * Anne Frank (1929–1945), German-Dutch diarist and Holocaust victim * Anne Geddes (born 1956), Australian photographer and businesswoman * Anne Golon (born 1921), French author * Anne Grant (1755–1838), Scottish poet, author * Anne Haney (1934–2001), American actress * Anne Hathaway (1556–1623), wife of William Shakespeare * Anne Hathaway (born 1982), American actress * Anne Hébert (1916-2000) Canadian author and poet * Anne Heche (born 1969), American actress * Anne Heggtveit (born 1939), Canadian alpine skier * Anne Henning (born 1955), American speed skater * Anne Hidalgo (born 1959), French politician, Mayor of Paris * Anne Holt (born 1958), Norwegian author, lawyer and former Minister of Justice * Anne Hugon (born 1965), French historian and Africanist * Anne Hutchinson (1591–1643), American religious dissenter * Anne Hyde (1637–1671), Duchess of York * Anne Jackson (1925–2016), American actress * Anne Jeffreys (born 1923), American actress and singer * Anne Judkins (born 1964), New Zealand race walker * Anne Keothavong (born 1983), British tennis player * Anne Kirkbride (1954–2015), English soap actress * Anne Kremer (born 1975), Luxembourgish tennis player * Anne Osborn Krueger (born 1934), American economist, deputy director of the IMF * Anne Margiste (born 1942), Estonian actress * Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906–2001), American author and aviator * Anne McCaffrey (1926–2011), American-born Irish science fiction and fantasy writer * Anne Hazen McFarland (1868–?), American physician, editor * Anne Meara (1929–2005), American actress and comedian * Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627–1693), French memoirist * Anne Murray (born 1945), Canadian singer * Anne-Sophie Mutter (born 1963), German violinist * Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker (1766–1817), French writer and philosopher, known as "Madame de Staël" * Anne Sofie von Otter (born 1955), Swedish mezzo-soprano * Anne Parillaud (born 1960), French actress * Anne Peichert (born 1996), French singer, songwriter and actress, known as "Louane Emera" * Anne Provoost (born 1964), Flemish author * Anne Quemere (born 1966), French sailor * Anne Ramsey (1929–1988), American actress * Anne Revere (1903–1990), American actress * Anne Rice (born 1941), American author * Anne Royall (1769–1854), American journalist * Anne Schedeen (born 1949), American television actress * Anne Schilling, American mathematician * Anne Sexton (1928–1974), American poet * Anne Shirley (1918–1993), American actress * Anne Smith (born 1959), American tennis player * Anne Steele (1717–1778), English hymnwriter, essayist * Anne Sullivan (1866–1936), American teacher and companion of Helen Keller * Anne Sweeney (born 1957), American businesswoman, co-chair of Disney Media * Lady Anne Tree (1927-2010), British philanthropist and prison visitor * Anne Tyler (born 1941), American writer and literary critic * Anne Veski (born 1956), Estonian pop singer * Anne Watanabe 渡辺杏 (Anne/杏) (born 1986), Japanese model and actress, known as "Anne" * Anne Winters (actress) (born 1994), American actress * Anne Wood (singer) (1907-1998), British mezzo-soprano and opera administrator * Anne Wood (born 1937), English children's television producer * Anne Woolliams (1926–1999), English artistic director, ballet choreographer, dancer and teacher.


* Ann Bancroft (born 1955), American author, teacher, adventurer and public speaker * Ann Bollin (born 1960), American politician * Ann Brashares (1967), American YA author * Ann Cashion, American chef * Ann R. Chaintreuil (born 1947), American architect * Ann Mary Butler Crittenden Coleman (1813–1891), American author, translator * Ann Curry (born 1956), American journalist * Ann Donahue, television writer * Ann Druyan (born 1949), American writer and producer * Ann Dunham (1942–1995), American anthropologist * Ann, Lady Fanshawe (1625–1680), English memoirist and cookery author * Ann Flora Froude Flashman (1911–1961), Australian veterinarian * Ann Getty (1941–2020), American philanthropist * Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789–1826), American foreign missionary * Ann E. Kelley (1954–2007), American neuroscientist * Ann Kenrick (born 1958), British charity worker *Ann Lambert (born 1957), Canadian author and playwright * Ann Lamont, American venture capitalist * Ann Landers (1918–2002), pen name of American advice columnist Ruth Crowley and later, Esther Pauline Lederer * Ann Lee (1736–1784), English church leader * Ann Lewis Hamilton, American television producer and writer * Ann-Margret (born 1941), Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer * Ann Marks (1941-2016), British physicist and science communicator * Ann M. Martin (born 1955), American children's author, known best for the ''Baby-sitters Club'' series * Ann McCrory (born 1956), First Lady of North Carolina * Ann Miller (1923–2004), American dancer, singer and actress * Ann Mitchell (born 1939), British stage and television actress * Ann Nardulli (1948–2018), American endocrinologist * Ann Petry (1908–1997), American author and journalist * Ann Putnam Jr. (1679–1716), witness at the Salem Witch Trials * Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823), English author and pioneer of the Gothic subgenre * Ann Reinking (1949–2020), American actor, dancer, and choreographer * Ann Richards (1933–2006), American politician * Ann Romney (born 1949), wife of American businessman and politician, Mitt Romney * Ann Rule (1931–2015), American author * Ann Sarnoff (born ca. 1962), American businesswoman * Ann London Scott (1929–1975), American feminist * Ann Eliza Smith (1819–1905), American author * Ann Sothern (1909–2001), American actress * Ann Sullivan (animator) (1929–2020), American animator * Ann Syrdal (1945–2020), American psychologist and researcher * Ann Thongprasom (1976), Thai film and television actress, host and producer * Ann Wilson (born 1950), American musician * Ann Winsborn (born 1981), Swedish singer-songwriter * Julia Ann (born 1969), American pornographic actress * Keren Ann (born 1974), singer-songwriter, composer, producer and engineer

As a masculine name

* Anna of East Anglia (died 653/54), king of East Anglia * Anne Bignan (1795–1861), French poet and translator * Anne van der Bijl (born 1928), Dutch Christian missionary * Anne Casimir Pyrame de Candolle (1836–1918), botanist * Anne Claude de Caylus (1692–1765), French antiquarian and proto-archaeologist * Anne Danican Philidor (1681–1728), French musician, composer, founder, Concert Spirituel Tuileries 172–1791 * Anne Douglas-Hamilton (1709–1748), Scottish nobleman * Anne du Bourg (1521–1559), French magistrate * Anne d'Escars de Givry (1546–1612), French Benedictine cardinal * Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767–1824), French Romantic painter * Anne de Joyeuse (c.1560–1587), French admiral during the French Wars of Religion * Anne Louis Henri de La Fare (1752–1829), French Roman Catholic cardinal and counter-revolutionary * Anne de Montmorency (1493–1567), constable of France, soldier, statesman, and diplomat * Anne de Noailles (d. 1678), first Duke of Noailles * Anne Poulett (1711–1785), British Member of Parliament * Anne Jean Marie René Savary (1774–1833), French general and diplomat * Anne Hilarion de Tourville (1642–1701), French naval commander, Marshal of France * Anne Sjerp Troelstra (1939–2019), Dutch mathematician and logician * Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727–1781), French economist and statesman * Anne Vermeer (1916–2018), Dutch politician * Anne Vondeling (1916–1979), Dutch politician * Anne de Vries (1904–1964), Dutch writer from Drenthe

Fictional characters

* Ann, a character and bachelorette in the Story of Seasons video game franchise * Anne Boonchuy, a character from ''Amphibia'' * Anne Brookes, a character on the TV sitcom ''The Ropers'' * Ann Darrow, ''King Kong'' (1933) and ''King Kong'' (2005) * Anne Elliot, Jane Austen's ''Persuasion'' * Anne Glass, ''Falling Skies'' *Anne Kirrin, the youngest of the four cousins in Enid Blyton's The Famous Five (novel series) * Anne Lewis, a character in the ''Robocop'' franchise * Anne Maria, a character from ''Total Drama: Revenge of the Island'' * Anne Page, a character from William Shakespeare's ''The Merry Wives of Windsor'' * Ann Perkins, a character from the television show ''Parks and Recreation'' * Anne Shirley, Lucy Maud Montgomery's ''Anne of Green Gables'' * Ann Takamaki, one of the main characters from '' Persona 5'' * Raggedy Ann


* ''Anne'' (1623 New World voyage) * ''Anne'' (1799 ship)

See also

* Ann Arbor, Michigan * Anne's theorem, result from Euclidean geometry, due to Pierre-Leon Anne (1806–1850) * Lady Anne * Queen Anne


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