Annie: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Annie

A variant of Anne, this name means “gracious” and “full of grace,” but we all know it first reminds us of a little red-headed spit-fire who bravely saved a dog and stood up to Miss Hannigan.

Nicknames:

Ann, Anna.

Famous people named Annie:

Little Orphan Annie from the musical and then hit movie Annie; famous historical figure Annie Oakley; daughter of actress Jamie Lee Curtis; actresses Annie Potts and Annie Wersching; 19th century American astronomer Annie Cannon; Annie J. Easley, African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist; fictional Annies on 7th Heaven and Father of the Bride.

Fun facts:

Other famous Annie references include the musical Annie Get Your Gun, and the subject of the Michael Jackson hit “Smooth Criminal.”

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