Rev Patrick Woulfe

ÁNNA, ANNA, genitive idem (the same), Anna, Anne; Hebrew — Hannáh, grace; a Biblical name, borne by the mother of Samuel, the wife of Tobias, and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is to the last of these that the name owes its popularity. Very common in Ireland; confused with the native name Áine, which see. Latin — Anna.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Women (Irish-English)

English-Irish Index

Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.