Well, I never thought to look it up, so i'm glad this question was asked.  I had to go and google it and below is what I came up with!!  I've never met a man named Anna, hmmmm...lol

 

The boy's and girl's name Anna \a(n)-na\ is pronounced AN-ah. It is of Hebrew origin. Latinate variant of Hannah. The name was borne by the sister of Dido, Queen of Carthage, in Virgil's "Aeneid". Biblical: a devout woman who saw the infant Jesus presented at the temple in Jerusalem. Though not strictly related, Anna has been used as an English version of the Irish Gaelic Aine. Anna is often used in combination with other names. Ballerina Anna Pavlova; tennis player Anna Kournikova.

Anna has 18 variant forms: Ana, Anique, Anja, Ann, Annabeth, Annah, Annalee, Annamarie, Anneke, Annemarie, Annet, Annica, Annika, Annmarie, Anoesj, Anouska, Hania and Nani.

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