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Anne

Origin: Denmark
gender-female
Region Origin: Northern Europe

The name Anne is an Anglicized form of the French name Anna, which directly translates to "grace". However, the name most commonly derives from the Hebrew names Anne and Hannah, meaning "He (God) has favored me". In the Christian Bible, Anne is also the name of Virgin Mary's mother. The name was introduced to Britain in the 13th century and became popular in the 16th century. The origin of the name Anne can be traced back to the Hebrew name Hannah, which means "favor" or "grace". It is related to the Germanic arn-names and means "eagle". The name has been used for both males and females throughout history, particularly in France and Scotland. Some famous bearers of the name Anne include Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, and Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Anne.

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