Meaning and Origin of: Hannah

Deriving from the Hebrew name Channah, Hannah means "grace."
Meaning and Origin of Hannah

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Gift of God's favor
  • Hebrew : God is merciful; graceful one

What does Hannah mean and stand for?

Deriving from the Hebrew name Channah, Hannah means "grace." Hannah is well-known as the mother of Samuel in the Old Testament. The various spellings of Hannah have Arabic, European, and Asian roots as well.

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish, northern Irish, and English : variant spelling of Hanna.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Hannah has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 35 since 2000, and even staying in the top 5 from 2000-2004.

However, it is the 71st most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in July 2019.

Hannah originated from the Hebrew name Channah and can be translated to mean "grace." In 1998, Hannah surpassed Sarah as the one of the most used biblical girl name, only falling behind Abigail and Elizabeth. The name Hannah gained momentum from 2006 to 2011 as the popular TV show Hannah Montana remained on air. Both the show 13 Reasons Why and Girls also have popular main characters with the name Hannah.

Where is it Popular?

Hannah was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Hannah

  • Ana
  • Ann
  • Han
  • Hannie

Pairs well with these middle names