If your name is Hannah, you are generally well-liked and enjoy being with others. You have a charming personality and you are usually quite social and friendly. You are a great conversationalist and are generally agreeable, making it easy for you to meet others and naturally draws them to you. Sometimes, it might appear that others are able to influence you too much, but your strong side makes an appearance if you are pushed too far, and you know how to stand your ground. Once you make up your mind, it’s tough to make you change it!
Because of your gregarious nature, you do well in any work situation dealing with the public. At the same time, it is important to you that you have some independence and autonomy in the things you do.
The name Hannah is based on the Hebrew Biblical name appearing in the Old Testament Book of Samuel. Hannah (in Hebrew, Channah) was unable to have a child and God heard her prayers and favored her with a son, Samuel. Thus it makes perfect sense that the name Hannah means “God has favored me.” Hannah, the English version of the Hebrew Channah, was brought to English usage by the Puritans in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries.
Hannah was actually quite popular in the United States about 100 years ago at the turn of the 20th century, but by the 1960s, it was almost as if no one had ever heard of it. But starting in the 1990s, it again rose the charts and actually was the number two most popular American girls’ name for three years between 1998 and 2000. Hannah continues to be a very popular name in all English-speaking countries, including England, Wales, Canada, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Australia. It is also popular in the non-English-speaking countries of Norway, the Netherlands, and Austria.
In recent pop-culture, the most famous Hannah is definitely Disney’s fictional Hannah Montana, the alter-ego of every American teeny-bopper girl, portrayed by Miley Cyrus. Another notable Hannah is TV’s Hannah Storm—sportscaster and sports journalist—who overcame serious burn injuries from an accident with her gas grill to return to her role as a television anchor. Finally, among our list of notable Hannahs is Hannah Dakota Fanning, better known by her non-Hannah name—Dakota Fanning.