Anne vs Annie - What's the difference?

anne | annie |

Annie is a related term of anne.

As proper nouns the difference between anne and annie

is that anne is {{given name|female|from=Hebrew|}} while Annie is {{given name|female|diminutive=Ann}}. Also, a popular given name in the 19th century.



Etymology 1

The French spelling of (Ann), used interchangeably since the Middle Ages. From Vulgate (etyl) (m), from (etyl) , from the (etyl) female name {{m, he, ???, ??????, tr=Hannah), meaning 'grace; gracious'. Compare with (John).

Proper noun

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  • * 1380s-1390s , :
  • Immortal God, that savedest Susanne / From false blame; and thou merciful maid, / Mary I mean, the daughter to Saint Anne , /Before whose child the angels sing Osanne,
  • * 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood): East Lynne . Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
  • "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne ; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!"
    "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!"
  • * 1908 Lucy Maud Montgomery: Anne of the Green Gables
  • "But if you call me Anne' please call me ' Anne spelled with an e."
    "What difference does it make how it's spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.
    "Oh, it makes such'' a difference. It ''looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can't you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can, and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished."
    Usage notes
    * The popularity of the name originates in the medieval cult of Saint Anne, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary.

    Etymology 2

    A shortened form of any of various Germanic masculine names which began with arn'' (''eagle ), such as Arnold.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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  • annie


    Proper noun

  • . Also, a popular given name in the 19th century.
  • * William Douglas(?), :
  • Maxwelton braes are bonnie / Where early fa's the dew; / An' it's there that Annie Laurie / Gi'ed me her promise true.
  • * 1830 , Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names :
  • I never thought of the most brilliant and elegant women in England quite so charming as she really is, till I heard her call her younger sister "Annie ". It seemed to remove at once the almost repellent quality which belongs to extreme polish, - gave a genial warmth to her brightness, became her like a smile. - - - If she had called her sister Anna-Maria according to the register, I should have admired, and feared, and shunned her to my dying day.
  • * 1947 , Hilda Lawrence, Death of a Doll , pages 39-40:
  • "I want you to stop calling yourself by that silly name, Annie'," Mrs. Marshall-Gill said clearly. "It's inappropriate and ridiculous and I don't like it. It may even be dishonest, I don't know. At any rate, you're to stop it at once. I looked up your registration, and your name is ' Annie , a solid, Christian name. You'll do well to abide by it."
    "I don't like Annie ," Jewel said.
    "It suits your face," Mrs. Marshall-Gill said. A titter ran around the listening room.


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