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Hannah

Hannah

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Hannah (plural Hannahs)

  1. Mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament.
  2. A female given name.
    • 1959 Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus, and Five Short Stories, Houghton Mifflin 1959, page 116
      "What about Hannah Schreiber?"
      He smiled, flashing some gold in his mouth. "How do you like that name? She was only a girl, but she had an old lady's name. - - -
    • 2002 Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World, Doubleday, ISBN 0385604726, page 33:
      She could buy pretty clothes for a girl and plait her hair with ribbons. And she could call her a nice, old-fashioned, middle-class name like Sarah or Emma or Hannah.

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Translations


Danish

Etymology

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Danish Hanna.

Proper noun

Hannah

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Danskernes Navne: ca. 1675 females with the given name Hannah, compared to ca. 2912 named Hanna, have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

German

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Hannah

  1. A female given name of biblical origin, variant spelling of Hanna.

Norwegian

Etymology

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Norwegian Hanna.

Proper noun

Hannah

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 2668 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 6014 named Hanna, alive in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Portuguese

Proper noun

Hannah f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Hannah, Alternative form of Hanna

Swedish

Etymology

From English Hannah, used as a modern spelling variant of the biblical Swedish Hanna.

Proper noun

Hannah

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Statistiska centralbyrån: 4631 females with the given name Hannah, compared to 48 279 named Hanna, alive in Sweden on December 31st, 2010. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.