From German Names

Female Female Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Anna. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born before 1930 or after 1980

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany
  • Western Germany

Origin and Meaning

1) German variant form of Hanna

2) German short form of Old High German names beginning with Arn- (= 'eagle')

3) Short form of names ending with -anna/-ana/-anne/-ane

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Anna Seghers (1900–1983, German writer)