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Biblical Adoption Baby Names: Hannah

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By faitha - Posted on 30 May 2008

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Hannah … its meaning is "favored grace" – Think Baby Names

The baby name Hannah is a popular baby name, and I wonder how much this ties into the increase in number of people who struggle with infertility.

Hannah was a woman in the Bible who struggled with infertility herself. Her husband had two wives. He was able to have multiple children with the other wife, but Hannah remained barren for years. She poured her heart out to God, and God blessed her with Samuel. In gratitude, she dedicated Samuel to God’s service, and Samuel grew into the prophet who anointed both King Saul and King David, Israel’s first two kings. See I Samuel I for details about Hannah’s life.

Adoption Under One Roof has researched many baby names for you and continues to add more baby names to the list each week. Click here to see a list of baby names that Adoption Under One Roof has covered on its site, including links to more information about each baby name. The baby names are divided by topic and gender. Some baby names might fall under more than one topic. All baby names that Adoption Under One Roof has discussed are also provided in alphabetical order so you can search for a name easily.

This list of baby names is updated frequently as more baby names are added to the site. Whether you are looking for a baby name that holds an adoption meaning or simply a baby name that sounds pretty, you can find it here.

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According to US Social Security, the 9th most popular name for girls in 2007 was Hannah.



"Experts also may be surprised by the extent to which American parents are naming their daughters after spiritual and philosophical concepts.  One of the most popular names for girls (rising this year to number 31) is Nevaeh, which is “Heaven” spelled backwards.  The variant Neveah came in this year at number 891 and Heaven is number 263.  Also represented were:  Destiny (No. 41); Trinity (No. 72); Serenity (No. 126); Harmony (No. 315); Miracle (No. 461); Charity (No. 673); Journey (No. 692); Destini (No. 914); and Essence (No. 930).?


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