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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of HannahKind, Compassionate and Tenderhearted
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Hannah

HUmble + Name + NUmber

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Hannah in Arabic)حَنَّة
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of HannahHanneh Henna Hane Hanna Henne Hanne Hena Hana Hennah Hennah Henah
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Quranic Root
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All Quranic baby names derived from H6-N-N:

Meaning of Hannah

Hannah is an indirect Quranic name for girls. It means loving, kind, sympathetic. The name’s origins come from the ancient Hebrew/Aramaic root H6-N-N, which is probably the same root for the name Yohanan (Hebrew for the Western name John/Johannes, which is the name of Prophet Yahya in the Bible). Interestingly, this root is only used once in the Quran, when speaking of Prophet Yahya/John in Surat Maryam:

[And when the son was born and grew up, he was told,] “O John! Hold fast unto the divine Scripture with [all thy] strength!” – for We granted him wisdom while he was yet a little boy, as well as, by Our grace, [the gift of] compassion and purity; and he was [always] conscious of Us. (Quran 19:12-13)

Some sources say Hannah bint Faqoodha (Saint Anne in the Christian tradition) was the name of the mother of Maryam (Mary), and therefore the grandmother of Prophet Isa/Jesus. This name however is not mentioned in the Quran, Hadith, or the Bible and there are no authentic sources to back this up.

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 08:37:44 AM

    My name is Hannah and I am a muslim I always think why did my dad name me hannah it is a christian name and now i know the answers of my questions

  2. Anonymous on Tuesday 29th of July 2014 04:02:07 AM

    The name Hannah is the name of mother of Prophet Jesus’s mother marry. (Quranic names Hana, Maryam & Isa) And for your kind information they were not Christian. Cristianism was formed long after the period of Prophet jesus.

  3. Sharmili Nash on Monday 27th of October 2014 08:41:03 PM

    My second daughters name is Hannah and she is exactly what her namd means.May Allah bless her with long life.

  4. nura on Saturday 1st of November 2014 09:47:50 AM

    I see two other people named their second daughter Hannah. It’s so funny, I want to name my second daughter Hannah too

  5. Anonymous on Saturday 8th of November 2014 09:57:32 PM

    My second daughters name is hannah too, i named her hannah knowing hannah was the mother of mary and a very pious women who was devoted to allah, and thats how i want my daughter hannah to be inshallah.

  6. Anonymous on Wednesday 4th of February 2015 07:40:37 AM

    Actually, yes, it is in the Hadiths [Narrations] and Tafsirs [Explanations] when explaining the context of when Maryam [Mary] was born.

  7. Anonymous on Sunday 15th of March 2015 01:26:33 PM

    What’s funny is I never know Hana or Hannah was a Islamic name cause my grandmother’s name was
    Mary Hannah …wish I could of told her

  8. Anonymous on Friday 26th of June 2015 05:05:55 AM

    My name is Hana and I thought my name was not a muslim name but a cristianism name and as you can tell I am Muslim and in my class we wrote a paragraph of our names I thought ohh great my names not spelled right and it has nothing to do with the Quran I learned it doesn’t but it is a beautiful Islamic name and has a beautiful background for every Hana,Hanna,or Hannahyou truly have an amazing name

  9. Anonymous on Thursday 16th of July 2015 05:22:08 AM

    don’t name your second daughter Hannah its a bad luck name for a second daughter. believe me I am a second daughter named Hannah .the only good thing that when they make in school an exam based on letters I be one of the last so I cant fail in it

  10. Anonymous on Thursday 16th of July 2015 05:27:29 AM

    but when I think about it I cant think of any name better than Hannah I thank dad because he was the one who named rather the reasons it was the only good thing he ever done to me

  11. Anonymous on Sunday 2nd of August 2015 08:38:54 PM

    I like the name hanah as she is a great vampire in the film of the same name. Pbuh

  12. Anonymous on Wednesday 28th of October 2015 03:08:08 AM

    Actually sharmill… it wasn’t really long after Jesus,that Christianity started. It technically started as he was preaching to people and people became His followers….and then even those followers became preaching and teaching. Maybe you mean Catholicism started long afterwards. 🙂

  13. Anonymous on Wednesday 28th of October 2015 11:15:54 AM

    My second daughters name is hannah too .ma sha allah i love that name .may allah bless hannah . Ameen

  14. Anonymous on Saturday 26th of December 2015 12:52:19 PM

    The arabic spelling of the name is wrong. My name is hannah and in arabic it’s spelled هانا

  15. Anonymous on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 10:51:37 PM

    My second child is named Hana, I’ve been reading this forum and made my smile how many girls who happened to be the second child were named Hana.

  16. Anonymous on Monday 8th of February 2016 03:22:09 AM

    If I had a girl or even in the future or something I name her hannah that is my second daughter name

  17. Anonymous on Tuesday 15th of March 2016 06:32:02 AM

    Both my daughter named hannah. ^_^ they’re lovely as their name. Hannah humairah n hannah hadirah.

  18. Anonymous on Friday 24th of June 2016 06:50:17 PM

    My name is Hannah and I do absolutely love the name Hannah I am a Muslim who Evers name is Hannah your really lucky to have the name Hannah

  19. Anonymous on Friday 29th of July 2016 11:13:22 AM

    My name is Hanaa and everyone i mean everyone spells it wrong but i love that it is kind of a unique spelling so yeh

  20. Anonymous on Friday 29th of July 2016 01:29:11 PM

    wow. i am a second daughter and i am hannatu which is the hausa version of hannah. i am a christian though. guess it cuts across both religion.

  21. Anonymous on Tuesday 30th of August 2016 03:40:53 PM

    My name is Hana but idk if it would be the same as Hannah but it is a really nice name and i’m happy that it’s my name

  22. Anonymous on Saturday 24th of September 2016 04:31:41 AM

    Hanna (Channa) is also a Hebrew name, Hanna was the Prophet Samuel’s (Shmuel’s) mother.

  23. Anonymous on Friday 24th of February 2017 08:50:31 PM

    My name is Hannah and my dad named me Hannah and he said that I am exactly what my name means.

  24. Anonymous on Friday 12th of May 2017 01:27:12 PM

    I’M sad to read that some of you have a Problem with ” Christian names “, I’m a christian Girl and have a arabic name MERYAM. So when i read your comments, i not wonder about the Reality. I have a lot of jews and moslems Friends, and they are like my Family. Try to be not the Reality.

  25. Anonymous on Friday 21st of July 2017 10:00:40 PM

    I love my name Hana. I am the second daughter of my family too. Amazing!

  26. Anonymous on Thursday 5th of October 2017 07:39:32 AM

    Omg im also the second daughter and my name is Hana. And yes am proudly a muslim. But life has not given me enough luck until now, but still am proud to be named Hana and i love my name so much! Thanks dad <3

  27. Anonymous on Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 06:11:28 AM

    Im expecting with a third baby and my doctor told me its a girl so Im planning to name her Hannah as my fisrt daughter is Sarah and son Ahad. I love the meaning of Hannah.

  28. Anonymous on Friday 24th of November 2017 07:55:55 AM

    My name is Hannah. And I am the second daughter too 🙂

  29. Anonymous on Friday 24th of November 2017 07:57:10 AM

    I am not Muslim, but live in the UAE. So maybe I’m meant to be here

  30. Anonymous on Friday 1st of December 2017 11:15:56 AM


  31. Anonymous on Wednesday 6th of December 2017 11:14:36 PM

    My name is Hanna, Im Swedish and belong to no religion but LOVE. For me Love is the one and only religion. Stunned by the fact….I am also the second child! Glitch in the Matrix? 😉

  32. Anonymous on Wednesday 27th of December 2017 05:06:58 AM

    HOW Should we write hannah in urdu ??? can any one help me please,

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