Also Hanna or Hana.
Of Hebrew origin.
From the Hebrew name Channah, meaning favor, grace.
Hannah may also be of Greek Hebrew origin, by association with the name Ιωάννα, Ioanna, Joanna in English.
In the Old Testament, Hannah is the mother of prophet Samuel.
In the English speaking countries it was used after the Protestant Reformation.
Other forms of the name are: Channah, Anica, Anita, Hannele, Annette, Henda, Hanne, Hendel, Anaïs, Ania, Anabela.
American TV series Hannah Montana boosted the name’s popularity.
Famous bearers are Hannah Arendt, Hannah Dakota Fanning, Hannah Gadsby, Hannah Murray, Hannah Gordon, Hannah Höch, Hannah Kearney.
Hannah is a popular name in Austria, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Australia and the United States.