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Anne

Anne

See also: anne, anné, Ánne, annë, Änne, and án-ne

English

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Anne (plural Annes)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Man of Law's Prologue and Tale:
      Immortal God, that savedest Susanne / From false blame; and thou merciful maid, / Mary I mean, the daughter to Saint Anne, /Before whose child the angels sing Osanne,
    • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood): East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
      "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!"
      "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!"
    • 1908 Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of the Green Gables
      "But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an e."
      "What difference does it make how it's spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.
      "Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can, and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished."
Usage notes
  • The popularity of the name originates in the medieval cult of Saint Anne, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary.
Translations

Etymology 2

A shortened form of any of various Germanic masculine names which began with arn (eagle), such as Arnold.

Proper noun

Anne

  1. (very rare) A male given name.

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

Medieval Danish variant of Anna.

Proper noun

Anne c

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes

  • A popular first part of compound names such as Anne-Lise and Anne-Marie.

References

  • Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 59 278 females with the given name Anne have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Anne f

  1. A female given name, cognate with English Ann or Anne.

Derived terms


Estonian

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name, variant of Anna.

Finnish

Etymology

A twentieth century variant of Anna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnːe/
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːe
  • Hyphenation: An‧ne

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name.
    • 1964 Kalle Päätalo, Ennen ruskaa, Gummerus, page 262:
      —Vaikka toisaalta Maarit kuulostaa romanttiselta...Kyllä me sittenkin tehdään tytöstä Maarit Anne. Se on erikoista...Katsohan vain, niin malttavatko tuttavien rouvat olla, etteivät laita samaa nimeä muksuilleen.
    • 1989 Kaija Lähdesmäki, SOS — Kuka auttaisi Piaa?, WSOY, ISBN 951-0-15564-0, page 20:
      Anne syntyi. Nimeksi valittiin Anne, koska se on sekä englantilainen että suomalainen nimi.

Declension

Inflection of Anne (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative Anne Annet
genitive Annen Annejen
partitive Annea Anneja
illative Anneen Anneihin
singular plural
nominative Anne Annet
accusative nom. Anne Annet
gen. Annen
genitive Annen Annejen
Anneinrare
partitive Annea Anneja
inessive Annessa Anneissa
elative Annesta Anneista
illative Anneen Anneihin
adessive Annella Anneilla
ablative Annelta Anneilta
allative Annelle Anneille
essive Annena Anneina
translative Anneksi Anneiksi
instructive Annein
abessive Annetta Anneitta
comitative Anneineen

French

Proper noun

Anne f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.
  2. Hannah (biblical figure)
  3. Anna, the prophetess (biblical figure)

Related terms


German

Etymology

Medieval German variant of Anna, also borrowed from French and English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔanə/
  • Rhymes: -anə

Proper noun

Anne f

  1. A female given name.

Related terms

  • Common first part of conjoined names such as Annemarie.

Norman

Proper noun

Anne f

  1. A female given name

Norwegian

Etymology

Norwegian variant of Anna, first recorded in Norway in the 15th century.

Proper noun

Anne

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes

  • The most common given name of women born in Norway from the 1940s to the 1970s.

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 63 414 females with the given name Anne living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish

Etymology 1

From French and French Anne. First recorded as a given name of Swedes in 1773.

Proper noun

Anne c

  1. A female given name.
Usage notes
  • Common first part of conjoined names like Anne-Marie (originally copied from French)

Etymology 2

From Anders, Anton, Arne.

Proper noun

Anne c

  1. (rare) A diminutive of the male given name Anders, Anton or Arne.

anne

anne

See also: Anne, anné, Ánne, annë, Änne, and án-ne

Finnish

Noun

anne

  1. (archaic) gift

Declension

Inflection of anne (Kotus type 48/hame, nt-nn gradation)
nominative anne anteet
genitive anteen anteiden
anteitten
partitive annetta anteita
illative anteeseen anteisiin
anteihin
singular plural
nominative anne anteet
accusative nom. anne anteet
gen. anteen
genitive anteen anteiden
anteitten
partitive annetta anteita
inessive anteessa anteissa
elative anteesta anteista
illative anteeseen anteisiin
anteihin
adessive anteella anteilla
ablative anteelta anteilta
allative anteelle anteille
essive anteena anteina
translative anteeksi anteiksi
instructive antein
abessive anteetta anteitta
comitative anteineen

Synonyms


Latin

Noun

anne

  1. vocative singular of annus

References


Tarantino

Etymology

From Latin annus, from Proto-Italic *atnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂et-nos-, from *h₂et- (to go).

Noun

anne

  1. year

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [anne]

Noun

anne (definite accusative anneyi, plural anneler)

  1. mother

Declension

Derived terms

See also