Origin of the name ANNE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANNE.
ANNE.Unisex. French form of biblical Hannah
(q.v.), meaning "compassion, grace;" and "prayers." Usage: America, England, France,
Germany, Latvia, Scotland, Switzerland. (History of Christian Names,
... Though really a woman's name,
it was adopted by the men of the house of De Montmorency, the Premier
Baron of Christendom; the great Constable of France was Anne de
Montmorency, the name having been first introduced into that family by
Anne of Bretagne, who gave it to her godson. (Girls' Christian Names,