Anna Family History
Anna Name Meaning
German (mainly Saarland) French (from Alsace and Lorraine of German origin) Slovak and Hungarian: from the female personal name Anna which comes through Latin and Greek from the Biblical Hebrew name Ḥanna meaning literally ‘grace mercy’ but interpreted as ‘He (God) has favored me (with a child)’. The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1–28) and there is a tradition (unsupported by Biblical evidence) that it was the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary; this Saint Anne was a popular figure in medieval art and legend.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022