. Also, a popular given name in the 19th century.
* William Douglas(?), :
* 1830 , Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names :
- Maxwelton braes are bonnie / Where early fa's the dew; / An' it's there that Annie Laurie / Gi'ed me her promise true.
* 1947 , Hilda Lawrence, Death of a Doll , pages 39-40:
- 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.
- "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.
(en proper noun
(Book of Esther
A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
The heroine of the Book of Esther.
- And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther , his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father or mother, and the maiden was fair and beautiful.
* Essie, Hester, Hettie, Hetty