Ann

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ann.

Origin of ann.

From the Latin word annī
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Historical Examples of ann

  • But not for that did aunt Ann relinquish her quest for the betterment of the domestic world.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • I guess it's well for you Ann Toby's what she is, or she'd cheat you out o' your eye-teeth!

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Well, o' course Ann couldn't own it, an' him right there, so to speak.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Ann Toby appeared unwillingly, the little cricket in her hand.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • It happened,” he replied, “in the church, and Ann Denman has done it.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles


Word Origin and History for ann

Ann

fem. proper name, alternative form of Anna, from Latin Anna, from Greek, from Hebrew Hannah (see Hannah). In U.S. black slang, "white woman," also "a black woman who is considered to be acting 'too white;' " also Miss Ann. She is the spouse of Mr. Charlie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper