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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ann

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ann in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Ann:

  • Records indicate that 466,740 girls in the United States have been named Ann since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1957, when 9,041 people in the U.S. were given the name Ann. Those people are now 64 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Ann

    71% Approval Rating
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      12 Positive Comments

  • "One of my 9 sisters named me Ann (Marie) in 1954 and I love it. My husband of 40+ years is Dan, so that is fun too. Name fits the smart, focused person I am!" Jul. 6, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ann and I think it's a very unique name. Names like Annie and Annabella feels too cute and soft, but in my opinion, Ann just sounds right." Jun. 17, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my middle name as well as my mum's. I love it." Jan. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's wife's name is Ann. Before I met her I thought this is a bit strange name, like not complete ANne, without this distinguished aura which has Anne or even Anna. But now I don't agree with it. Ann is a pretty and feminine name, classic and short, I like such names the most. All my children have classic, short names, including Ann's husband. So I think Ann and her name really fits our family and the name Ann fits our Ann." Nov. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Ruth Ann. No name goes better with Ruth than Ann!!!" Feb. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ann. I was given this name when it was at its peak! (1960) It is rare now for a girl to be Ann versus Annie. It feels very classy to be Ann. My mother loved it. She fell in love with the girl in the Bobby Daren song "Artificial Flowers" which was #1 when I was born. There were 7 Anns in my grade school and about 5 Ann-Maries. Needless to say, when the nun said "Ann" many girls jumped!" Aug. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ann-Marie as one name as opposed to two but people usually call me Ann, Annie. I've gotten Anna Banana from a friend and AnnaMaria. All in all I think Ann is quite a pretty name. It's sophisticated and regal as opposed to plain." Jul. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Ann. I love it, it's a classic name." Nov. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ann is my middle name - Nicole Ann... It just flows really nicely. Plus it is my mother and god mothers middle name" May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi people my name is ann and i love my name because its been in my family for generations all the way back to ireland so its very special :) Ann MO." Jan. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom's name is Ann...It's a beautiful name but it gets difficult when the cousins are over. They usually just tag on an "ie" and call her Auntie Ann vs. Aunt Ann. Luff her name though." Nov. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ann and I love it. It's very, very rare now to meet anyone with the name as their first name. Simple and beautiful." Sep. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "terrible. 0/10 would not recommend. causes terrible indigestion." May. 13, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Even as a little kid I hated being called Ann. I thought it was a harsh, stingy, mean, distant name. After I left home it morphed into Annie which is more affectionate, and I like it better, but I feel more like a Mimi or an Yvette." Dec. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Ann. Middle is Marie. I ask my mom all the time why that name. Couldn't she think of anything else? But she loves it. I think it is boring and plain. All the other Anns I have met have been 30+ years older then me. I really don't like the name." Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Ann also, as is my mum's. I'm not a big fan of it as its quite plain and boring. I'm afraid I won't be carrying this on as a middle name when I have kids. I like the name Annabelle though." Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its only good when you trn it into something annie" Jun. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "my dad named me ann because the first english names he knew were ann and george. i feel like my name is a bit outdated and ive never met someone my age that shares the same name as me. but that also means that my is unique in a way! a lot of people i know affectionately call me annie as a nickname." Feb. 26, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Born 1964. I rarely find anyone in my age area with Ann as their first name. We are definitive on being the no E Ann. Middle name is Kathleen so very Irish sounding. I guess as I get older it is not as popular and the name is unique. Sometimes I think it is a harsh sounding name, but then again, I think it?s unique enough to stand out from the more popular names." Nov. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ann and when I was younger, I hated it. But after doing some research I was surprised that my name isn?t as common as most girls. The only reason I hated it is because I thought it looked weird." Nov. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. Itcould be a lot worse but I think of it as "Ann the indefinite article"!" Oct. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "not very good and not very bad. Annie is a cute nickname. Ann is a good combo with many middle or first names." Mar. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my nickname is ANN and i love it. its cute and girly and suits me well. my real name is annalisa which i also like but i couldn't pick a better nickname. im known throughtout my entire grade at school as ann. my other nickname is leese" Dec. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is ann but everyone calls me annie. i think its pretty boring but theres nothing really offensive about it." Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello, My name is Ann. I was named after my Grandmother who was named Ann . I also am named AnnabnAnna -my cousin named me tat . I also am Auntie Annie. I am a Seamstress and my clothing label is "ANNABELLA" Enjoy life ! Ann" Mar. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an OK name. Not great and very plain. I guess it could be worse!!!" Jun. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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